ESF Community Grants New Rounds

ESF Community Grants New Rounds

ESF Community Grants awards funding of up to £20,000 to organisations who can run projects that support people unemployed (for 6 months minimum) back into work/training.

Projects need to demonstrate how they can move participants closer to the job market and particularly how they get the long term unemployed ready for work. We aim to fund projects despite the current restrictions and applicants will need to demonstrate how they can adjust their project if needed, for example using remote delivery.

Projects have to be based and deliver in the Black Country and can only work with eligible participants (please see ESF guidelines before applying – click here).

Before you apply please contact Ruth.Burgess@walsall.gov.uk for an informal conversation about your application. The guidelines, application and hourly rate calculator are available on request by emailing communitygrants@walsall.gov.uk or can be downloaded from BCTA Website Please make sure you use the latest application, old formats will not be accepted.

The dates for the next 2 rounds are:
Round 9 – 8th February 2021
Round 10 – 19th April 2021

To be considered by the Grant Advisory Panel applications must be submitted by 5pm on the round deadline with all required policies and supporting documents (posted and emailed). Please be aware that funding is not guaranteed, successful applicants will have to complete training before commencing the funded work.

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