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Fund title: ESF Community Grants

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants up to £20,000 for local initiatives that will move unemployed and inactive people towards employment, training or education

Application deadline:

10 May 2021 and 29 July 2021

Fund description:

ESF Community Grants, funded by the European Social Fund, support small and voluntary organisations with grants of £1,000 – £20,000 for local initiatives that will move unemployed and inactive people towards employment, training or education.

The programme opened in April 2019, and is scheduled to close to applications in July 2021, with all activity being finished and reported by May 2022.

Grants will support a range of activities aimed at moving individuals towards the labour market by improving their access to local employment and skills provision. They will provide support to underrepresented communities and individuals, especially those from deprived communities, to access employment, including self-employment, or further learning and training.

To apply for this funding, you must be either a small business or a not-for-profit organisation such as a charity or voluntary group.

There are two more funding rounds for Devon applications to the ESF Community Grants. The programme is being managed by Petroc which can supply more information as well as offering training and guidance to any organisations that wish to submit an application.

Further information:

https://www.petroc.ac.uk/college-information/projects/community-grants