The Community Training Grants aim to support those organisations the size to apply directly
for ESF funding. It aims to provide support to those smaller organisations that are
grassroots & closest to those who face barriers to employment & training.
Grants are available for third sector organisations to offer local skills, training & employment
opportunities for individuals over the age of 16 years who are unemployed or economically inactive in Reading and other parts of the Thames Valley.
The Community Training Grants scheme aims to benefit individuals aged 16 years & over who are
furthest away from the labour market & to start their progress back to employment. In addition
to formal skills training this can also be activities which have softer benefits, such as work
readiness, confidence or anger management.
The funding can cover a range of costs & activities as long as they are revenue costs that
are for projects that move people closer to employment or training.
Grant size: Between £5,000 & £20,000