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Futures Community Grants programme opens for third round of applications

Community Grants for projects that tackle unemployment

Round three of Futures Community Grants programme opened for applications this week (Monday 15 June 2020).

Jointly funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the European Social Fund, the Community Grants programme gives small charities and voluntary/community organisations, with a turnover of less than £500,000, an opportunity to access funds to deliver projects that help engage and progress hard to reach individuals towards the labour market.

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects or initiatives that help people take steps towards a future career and reduce unemployment and inactivity.

Priority will be given to applications that target participants who are:

  • Over 50
  • Have learning difficulties and disabilities
  • From minority ethnic backgrounds
  • Women
  • Unemployed for over six months
  • Furthest removed from the labour market and facing significant barriers to employment

Ashley Wilkinson, Community Grants Coordinator, said "We had a very successful Round two and approved 41 grants across the East Midlands region, totalling almost £700k. These groups are doing a fantastic job supporting some of our most vulnerable and isolated people through the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to supporting community groups to deliver their employability initiatives."

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 15 July 2020. This round will support projects running from 1 September 2020 to 28 February 2021.

Further information and the application form can be found on the Futures website.

Please contact Ashley to have a conversation prior to applying, call 07483 120 941 or email ashley.wilkinson@futuresforbusiness.com


Funding and Fundraising
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, 16 June, 2020

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