ESF community grants workshop

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  • Date and time

    Monday 24 February 2020 10:30 - 13:30
  • Price

  • Location

    Equity Housing Group, Armitt House, Monmouth Road, Cheadle, SK8 7EF
  • Submitted by

    WEA ESF Community Grants Team
  • Booking information
    Book your place


Greater Manchester ESF Community Grants is a £4.9 million programme to tackle unemployment launched in April 2019 with backing from the European Social Fund.

The funds have been granted by the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in partnership with Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership to the WEA (Workers' Educational Association), an adult education charity which provides training and learning opportunities for people at risk of exclusion.

Over two years, the charity will help thousands 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 up to £20,000 across Greater Manchester to eligible organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector between April 2019 and May 2021. Funded activities will target those aged 16 and over, from the hardest to reach communities.

The funding can help all who are out of work but especially those that:

  • are homeless or at risk of being homeless
  • have low or no qualifications
  • lack literacy and numeracy skills
  • are lone parents
  • have disabilities, learning difficulties or health conditions
  • are women
  • are from ethnic minorities
  • are aged over 50

Round 3 will open for applications on 5th February 2020. If you would like to find out more then book a place on this information session.