Recent statistics have come to light that illustrate that the amount of Wirral groups applying to the ESF Community Grant Fund, which is a Liverpool City Region fund, are few and far between.
Wirral as the second largest borough is massively under-represented in funding applications to this funder.
Why is this?
Are you interested in applying but still have reservations. Tom Youds from WEA has offered to spend a morning with Wirral Groups before the next round of funding to meet with groups and talk about the funding. Would this be something your group would be interested in?
Please let me have your feedback by emailing [email protected]
Grants are available between £10,000 – £25,000 to support some of the hardest to reach communities and individuals to help people access further learning or training that could lead to employment.
The fund will target the following beneficiaries: People aged 50 and over, people with disabilities and health conditions, single parents, people from ethnic minorities and women.
The types of activities that will be funded are: Initial help with basic skills, taster work experience including voluntary work, training advice and guidance, job search assistance, confidence building and personal development, first contact engagement activities.
To be eligible to apply you must: Be a constituted Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise organisation (VCSE) based in or currently operating 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 have no more than 10 full time equivalent (FTE) staff which ever is greater