Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Greater Manchester: ESF Community Grants 2019 – 2021

A £4.9 million programme to tackle unemployment has been launched in April 2019 with backing from the European Social Fund.

The funds have been granted by the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in partnership with Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership to the WEA (Workers' Educational Association), 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 thousands of people who face additional barriers in the workplace, such as lone parents, improve their employ-ability and gain permanent employment.

The WEA will distribute small grants of £20,000 across Greater Manchester to eligible organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector between April 2019 and May 2021. Funded activities will target those aged 15 and over, from the hardest to reach communities.

Round 1 of ESF Community Grants for Greater Manchester opens on Wednesday 12th June 2019.  

To find out more information regarding eligibility criteria, further information and how to apply, click here