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Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

ESF Community Learning Grants in the North West

16 August 2012

Nearly £2m is available to be given out in the North West over the next two years as ESF Community Learning Grants. The grants are for up to £12,000 to help people access further learning or training that could lead to employment. 

The funding can be applied for by small community and voluntary groups, registered charities and social enterprises. Preference will be given to organisations with a turnover of no more than £300,000 per year in each of the last 2 years.  

The grants can support a range of activities including:

  • Initial help with basic skills
  • Taster work experience including voluntary work
  • Training, advice and counselling
  • Job search assistance
  • Confidence building and personal development
  • Support to individuals to overcome barriers to learning or employment

The programme is aimed at all people out of work but with a particular priority for:

  • People with disabilities or health conditions
  • People aged 50 or over and seeking employment
  • People from ethnic minorities
  • Women
  • Lone parents

This programme is being managed by the Workers' Educational Association. For more information, you can visit their website. The deadline for applications for this round is 12 noon on Thursday 13th September. 

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Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk