The ESF Community Grant Programme is already helping many people in the Lancashire Region who face additional barriers in the labour market to improve their employability and gain employment. We are now launching our Moving-On Round.

The Moving-On round seeks applications from a wide range of voluntary organisations who are ready to reach out by using approaches which tackle the new and emerging barriers arising from the impact of COVID 19., working both remotely and within social distancing requirements, once restrictions are eased. 

Small grants of up to £20,000 are available across the Lancashire Region to eligible organisations in the VCSE sector 

Projects should look to develop and maintain participant connections to learning experiences. Project activity should support, maintain and improve participant employability and resilience.  Activities should develop progression routes into employment, Further Education and training for participants.

All project activity must be within the current government COVID restrictions, but should include flexibility to adapt as and when those restrictions change in future months.

The funding can help ALL who are out of work or economically inactive but especially those that: 

  • Have disabilities, learning difficulties or health conditions
  • Are from ethnic minorities
  • Are aged over 50
  • Are women

All eligible participants must be 16+ and live in the Lancashire Region.

The deadline for applications is NOON, Friday 23 April 2021.

Click here to find out if you are eligible and to apply.

For any queries please email [email protected]

To find out more about Moving On please join one of our online information sessions via Zoom:

Wed 14th April - 10:00 – 11:30 am
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Tues 20th April – 10:00 -11:30 am
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