ESF Community Grants awards funding of up to £20,000 to organisations who can run projects that support people unemployed (for 6 months minimum) back into work/ training.
Projects need to demonstrate how they can move participants closer to the job market and particularly how they get the long term unemployed ready for work. We aim to fund projects despite the current restrictions and applicants will need to demonstrate how they can adjust their project if needed, for example using remote delivery.
Applying for Community Grants can be daunting but the CG team are here to help you. Before you apply please contact Ruth.Burgess@walsall.gov.uk for an informal conversation about your application.
Projects have to be based and deliver in the Black Country and can only work with eligible participants (please see ESF guidelines before applying). We have some top tips on planning your Community Grants application which includes advice on how to support your learners with digital access 5 top tips for planning your ESF community grant application.
The guidelines, application and hourly rate calculator are available on request by emailing email@example.com or can be downloaded from BCTA Website .Please make sure you use the latest application, old formats will not be accepted.
The dates for the next 2 rounds are:
- Round 10 - 19th April 2021
- Round 11- 7th June 2021
To be considered by the Grant Advisory Panel applications must be submitted by 5pm on the round deadline with all required policies and supporting documents (posted and emailed). Please be aware that funding is not guaranteed, successful applicants will have to complete training before commencing the funded work.