ESFA Community Grants Fund round 4 open for applications

Applications for round 4 of the ESFA Community Grants funding programme will be accepted up to June 4th by Futures, the organisation chosen by the Education & Skills Funding Agency to manage this ESF co-funded programme.


This programme gives small, voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000 an opportunity to access funds to deliver projects that help engage and progress ‘hard to reach’ individuals towards the labour market.


Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects or initiatives that help people take steps towards a future career and reduce unemployment and inactivity.


Ashley Wilkinson, Community Grants Co-ordinator, said: "We had a successful Round 3 and approved projects are doing a fantastic job supporting some of our most vulnerable and isolated people through the current Covid-19 pandemic.  It is even more essential in these uncertain times that small community groups and charities are given opportunities to support people furthest removed from the job market towards employment."

For further information visit the Futures website.

You can also find out more about the Grants and to get support with your application by contacting Ashley via


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