European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants is aiming to extend employment opportunities for all, but recognises that some workless people are a long way from the job market, and are not ready for mainstream education and training programmes.
Grassroots organisations are good at reaching such people, and can help increase employment, and reduce unemployment and inactivity, amongst very disadvantaged populations.
'Community Grants' will help local groups do just that, by providing up to £12,000 for projects run by organisations with an annual turnover of less than £150,000.
Community Grants are available to community and voluntary organisations (Including Social Enterprises and Community Interest Companies providing they are not for profit organisations with social aims) that provide services to help people to improve their chances of obtaining work.
Grants are awarded by Black Country Consortium Ltd. Funding is provided by the European Social Fund (ESF) via the Skills Funding Agency.
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