Grants for East Midlands Community Organisations to Support Unemployed

Grants for East Midlands Community Organisations to Support Unemployed

Part funded by the European Social Fund Futures are now making grants available to organisation with a turnover of less than £500,000. This is increased from the previous figure of £300,000 and significantly increases the number of eligible organisation.

The grants of between £5,000 to £20,000 are being made available to organisation that can achieve the following outcomes.

  • initial help with basic skills
  • taster work experience including voluntary work
  • training, advice and counselling
  • confidence building
  • job search assistance and other help necessary to secure employment
  • first contact engagement activities

Eligible Learners must be:

  • Unemployed
  • Over 16
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Not engaged in any other government funded training scheme

Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate an ability to meet the LEP Priorities and target participants who are:

  • Over 50
  • With Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
  • From Ethnic Minority Backgrounds
  • Are women
  • Unemployed for over 6 months
  • Furthest removed from the labour market with significant barriers to employment

The next round of applications runs from 15th Nov 2019 – 15th Dec 2019.

To find out more, download the application form, full criteria and guidance follow the Futures link below:


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