Grants increased to up to £15,000!

The Black Country ESF Community Grants Programme has been amended. Eligible groups and organisations can now apply for up to £15,000 to deliver suitable projects. Projects should be ready to start at short notice. Some of the key facts are set out below:

Eligible organisations
·        Not for profit – Community organisation or CIC
·        Turnover of less than £150,000
·        From the Black Country
·        Not in receipt of direct DWP or SFA funding

Eligible participants
·        Aged 18+
·        Right to live and work in UK
·        Live in the Black Country
·        Not working

Eligible projects
·        Maximum of 6 months,
·        Maximum of £15,000
·        Projects must prepare people for work

Examples include:
·        Engagement activity – including sports
·        Informal training in key skills such as English / Maths / ICT or job specific
·        Workshops
·        Taster sessions
·        Confidence-building activity
·        Job Clubs
·        Volunteering projects

If you are interested, further guidance and an application form can be found at the link here.

If you need assistance with your application or wish to discuss your project idea you can contact Sharon Nanan-Sen at:

Or, you can directly contact Inderjit Nijjer, ESF Community Grants Manager at:
Email:  Tel: 01922 654351 Mob: 07584275763



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