£2.2m European Funding Call: Community Grants projects

Call title – Access to Employment: Community Grants project- (OC05S19P1387)

Closing Date – 18 July 2019

Download the full funding specification- call specification

Funding of up to £2.2m is available to further develop a community grant awards and/or People’s Panel project in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS).

The funding comes from the European Social Fund and forms part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme which aims to deliver economic regeneration for the region from 2014-2020.

In Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly the percentage of people with no qualifications has remained relatively static in terms of total percentage of 16-64 year olds and also as percentages of the economically active and those in employment. Employment, education and skills are major factors in promoting social inclusion and combating poverty.

This call seeks applications that will develop a Grant Awards and/or People’s Panel as part of the delivery model. The applications should offer new, sustainable delivery methodologies reaching people from local unemployed and inactive, as well as volunteers, disadvantaged and minority, groups with the aim of providing opportunities to develop models and activities that will engage participants, help build relationships and confidence and co-design solutions leading towards employment at a micro level through the use of small scale grants.

The strategy is to use the economy as a driver to address social innovation, promote equality and equity, encourage participation and improve employability. This will help enable people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS) to look forward to a more participative engagement in the Council’s inclusive growth ambition.

For full details of the call, please download the call specification.

Applicant Support

To support applicants, the Access to the Programme Team, funded by technical assistance, offer free specialist support for applicants and can be contacted on accesstotheprogramme@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk or 01872 323248.

Details of how this team can help can be found here.

Further information about the European Social Fund can be found here.