Funding of up to £4m is available for a project will engage economically inactive and unemployed people and enable them to progress into employment or wider employability programmes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS).
The funding comes from the European Social Fund (ESF) and forms part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme which aims to deliver economic regeneration for the region from 2014-2020.
Employment, education and skills are major factors in promoting social and economic inclusion and combating poverty. In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS) work is ongoing to tackle the key issues of a low wage, high living cost economy.
This call seeks applications to develop collaborative and innovative solutions that will engage economically inactive and unemployed people facing particular difficulties to build trust and confidence, acquiresoft and basic skills and to enable them to progress into employment or wider employability programmes (mainstream or ESF). This will help enable people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to look forward to a more inclusive society, with an innovative approach to problem solving and providing individuals and families with a better balance between income and cost.
Key to the success of projects will be alignment with the 2014-2020 programme of projects and applicants should consider new and emerging ESF funded programmes as well as adding value to mainstream delivery. This will ensure the project complements and does not duplicate other activity.
For full details of the call, please download the call specification.
To support applicants, the Access to the Programme Team, funded by technical assistance, offer free specialist support for applicants and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org 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.