Does your community group want to help people overcome barriers and gain the skills and confidence to get back into work?
Over £1.5m is available to be given out by the WEA over the next 18 months in the North West through the European Social Fund as ESF Community Learning Grants. These are grants up to a maximum of £12,000 available to support work with some of the hardest to reach communities and individuals, to help people access further learning or training that could lead to employment.
The funding can be applied for by small community and voluntary groups, registered charities and social enterprises, with preference given to organisations with a turnover of no more than £300,000 per year in each of the last 2 years.
The grants can support a wide range of activities including initial help with basic skills, taster work experience including voluntary work , training, advice and counselling and a range of other areas.
For further details check the WEA North West’s information page email ESFgrants@wea.org.uk or ring 0161 277 5408.