ESF Community Grants Programme Opens For Applications

The WEA has launched round 1 of its 2019-2021 ESF Community Grants programme.  It is a £2.7 million programme to tackle unemployment, with backing from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), in partnership with Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP); and managed locally by WEA.

Over the next two years, the programme will help thousands of people who face additional barriers in the workplace, such as lone parents, improve their employability and gain permanent employment.

The WEA will distribute small grants of £20,000 across Merseyside and Halton to eligible organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector between April 2019 and May 2021.

Please click here to visit the WEA website for further information and how to apply.

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Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
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St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
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Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.