There is a shortage of Wirral groups applying…
A £1m programme to tackle unemployment has been launched today with backing from the European Social Fund. The funds have been granted by the government’s Skills Funding Agency in partnership with Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership to the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), an adult education charity which provides training and learning opportunities for people at risk of exclusion. Over the next two years, the charity will help hundreds of people who face additional barriers in the workplace, such as lone parents, improve their employability and gain permanent employment.
The WEA will distribute small grants of between £10,000 – £35,000 across Merseyside and Halton to eligible organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector between September 2016 and December 2017. Funded activities will target those aged 15 and over, from the hardest to reach communities. The funding can help all who are out of work, but especially people with disabilities and long-term health conditions; single parents; women, people from ethnic minorities, people over 50 and those planning to return to the workplace after a long period of absence.
Round 1 Opens 12 noon on Monday, 8 August 2016
To be eligible for funding, your organisation must:
-Be a constituted Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise organisation (VCSE) based in Merseyside or Halton
-Have been in existence for a minimum of 12 months, providing an annual report and published accounts
-Not exceed a maximum £500k turnover per year or no more than 10 full time equivalent (FTE) staff
Eligible organisations are invited to apply for a community grant through the WEA website – To gain access to the application pack please take part in our Eligibility Assessment available here http://nw.weanorthwest.webfactional.com/ESFgateway or call 0151 243 5340 for further information.
Round 1 closes 12 noon on Monday, 3 October 2016.
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