ESF Grants

 

About the funding

£1m EU funding to tackle unemployment in Liverpool City Region

A £1m programme to tackle unemployment has been launched in August 2016 with backing from the European Social Fund. The funds have been granted by the government’s Skills Funding Agency in partnership with Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership to the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), an adult education charity which provides training and learning opportunities for people at risk of exclusion. Over the next two years, the charity will help hundreds 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 across Merseyside and Halton to eligible organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector between September 2016 and January 2018. Funded activities will target those aged 15 and over, from the hardest to reach communities. The funding can help all who are out of work, but especially people with disabilities and long-term health conditions; single parents; women, people from ethnic minorities, people over 50 and those planning to return to the workplace after a long period of absence.

   

Round 3 is now CLOSED

 

For any queries please call 0151 243 5356 for further information.

 

For information on scoring criteria and decision making click here.

 

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2014/15 ESF COMMUNITY GRANTS - GETTING RESULTS  

On 31st May our 2014-15 ESF Community Grant funded project activity came to an end.  

For a cost of £4.5m well over 7,000 unemployed people throughout the NW region have taken part.  

About a quarter of these people will now have an accredited qualification, whilst a survey of beneficiaries has found

·         26% are now employed,

·         21% self-employed,

·         29% have gone onto further training, and 

·         49% are doing voluntary work. 

Our summary evaluation can be found here.

Future Directions: Communities Supporting People Back into Employment

Weds, 20 Nov 2013 - 10am to 2pm

- See more at: http://nw.wea.org.uk/news/upcoming-future-directions-event-liverpool-nov-20th#sthash.c0QZOpPm.dpuf

Future Directions: Communities Supporting People Back into Employment

Weds, 20 Nov 2013 - 10am to 2pm

- See more at: http://nw.wea.org.uk/news/upcoming-future-directions-event-liverpool-nov-20th#sthash.c0QZOpPm.dpuf

Future Directions: Communities Supporting People Back into Employment

Weds, 20 Nov 2013 - 10am to 2pm

- See more at: http://nw.wea.org.uk/news/upcoming-future-directions-event-liverpool-nov-20th#sthash.c0QZOpPm.dpuf