The ESF Community Grant Programme is already helping many people in the Liverpool City Region who face additional barriers in the workplace to improve their employability and gain employment. Whilst the formal bidding rounds are currently closed, the Programme is launching a targeted Grant Programme in response to COVID 19.
This round is called Re-connect and 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.
Small grants of up to £20,000 are available across the Liverpool City 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.
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.
Funded activities will target those aged 19 and over, from the hardest to reach communities.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 lone parents
All eligible participants must live in the Liverpool City Region.
The deadline for applications is NOON, Wednesday 29th July 2020.
For any queries please email email ESFgrantslcr@wea.org.uk.