Groundwork ESFA Community Training Grants – deadline 21 June 2021

Does your organisation offer industry-specific or soft-skills training?

ESFA Community Training grants between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects supporting people who are unemployed or economically inactive, helping participants move closer towards employment.

Groundwork London is delivering Community Training Grants, which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). Groundwork London is administering the grants in three Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas across London and the South of England, including Thames Valley Berkshire LEP (West Berkshire, Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead)

The Community Training Grants aim to benefit those who are furthest away from the labour market, and start participants’ progress back into employment. In addition to formal and industry-specific skills training this can also be activities which have softer benefits, such as work readiness, confidence or anger management. Participants must be over 16 years or age and eligible to work in the UK.

Application training workshop – 20 May 2021, 2pm-4pm

Groundwork are offering free training workshops sessions to provide applicants with advice and guidance on how to create successful applications. At the end of the sessions there will be the opportunity to ask questions about the programme from a member of the ESFA Community Training Grants Team.