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Groundwork London and Groundwork South are administering Community Training Grants in the Swindon and Wiltshire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership), funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund. We are also administering ESFA Training Grants in North and East London, Dorset and Thames Valley.
About ESFA Community Training Grants
The focus of these grants will be to fund projects which support participants who are over 16 years of age, eligible to work in the UK and either unemployed or economically inactive.
Successful applicants are expected to be able to help move individuals into work, or closer to employment, by providing vocational training, advice, guidance and information.
Third sector and small organisations can apply for grants between £5,000 and £20,000. Applicants must be from either third sector organisations or small organisations (less than 49 employees), and have an annual turnover of less than €10 million Euros, please see currency convertor.
The deadline for your application to be considered in our sixth round of decision meetings is 9am, 1st June 2020. However, if you submit your application by the 26th May 2020, we will be able to provide you with feedback on your application with enough time to make amendments before the deadline.
Please note we are expecting competition to increase as the programme continues, so we recommend applying as soon as possible.
Community Training Grants in Swindon and Wiltshire
Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) is a diverse area, with remote rural landscapes interspersed by a dozen market towns with four urban centres.
Swindon and Wiltshire includes the following local authorities:
• Swindon Borough Council
• Wiltshire Council
How to apply
Before beginning your application, we suggest that you read through the guidance documents provided below. These documents are designed to help you put together a strong application, and to ensure that your organisation and project meets the eligibility criteria.
The prospectus provides a comprehensive overview of the scheme:
The application guidance notes provides a detailed description of what we expect from your answers:
If you have any additional questions please check our FAQs:
The application questions allows you to read through the questions before applying. Please note, you cannot use this document to apply, but must use the ‘Apply for a Grant’ link:
Start your online application by completing a short eligibility checker:
Why we want to help Swindon and Wiltshire
Whilst most of the population in Wiltshire live in urban centres or market towns, around 25% of the population lives in villages of less than 1,000 people. Whilst there are specific wards with multiple deprivation in both Swindon and Wiltshire, social exclusion and disadvantage occurs in all places, with some individuals disadvantaged through remoteness and poor access to services and poor visibility by social support services.
About the Funders
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.
The European Social Fund (ESF) invests in opportunities across the European Union, with a focus on improving employment and education.
ESFA and ESF are co-financing Community Training Grants to offer skills, training and employment opportunities for individuals who are unemployed or economically inactive.
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