The ESF Community Grants Liverpool City Region Moving-On Grants Round is now open

The ESF Community Grant Programme is already helping many people in the Liverpool City Region who face additional barriers in the workplace to improve their employability and gain employment. We are now launching our Moving-On Round.

The Moving-On round seeks applications from a wide range of voluntary organisations who are ready to reach out by using approaches which tackle the new and emerging barriers arising from the impact of Covid-19, working both remotely and within social distancing requirements, once restrictions are eased.

Small grants of up to £20,000 are available across LCR to eligible organisations in the VCSE sector.

Projects should look to develop and maintain participant connections to learning experiences. Project activity should support, maintain and improve participant employability and resilience. Activities should develop progression routes into employment, Further Education and training for participants

All project activity must be within the current government Covid-19 restrictions, but should include flexibility to adapt as and when those restrictions change in future months.

The funding can help everyone who is out of work or economically inactive but especially those that:

  • have disabilities, learning difficulties or health conditions
  • are from ethnic minorities
  • are aged over 50

All eligible participants must be aged 19+ and live in the Merseyside or Halton area depending on which area the project is based.

You can keep up to date with the latest information visit the WEA website and or follow them on Twitter @ESF_WEANW.

In most circumstances, you can only be in receipt of one grant agreement at a time, therefore if you will still hold a grant agreement at the time of delivery for the Moving On round you cannot re-apply. However, if your current project is due to complete by 1st June 2021 your organisation may be eligible to apply – please check with the ESF Team before applying.