Coast to Coast LAG : to facilitate the transition of those workers who were affected by COVID-19 and have lost their job or those are looking to return to work after a period of unemployment

Community Led Local Development (CLLD) project has launched a new call to facilitate the transition of those workers who were affected by COVID-19 and have lost their job or those are looking to return to work after a period of unemployment. They recognise there are particular challenges faced by people who worked in the hospitality, arts, retail and tourism sectors and also would like to see a particular focus on those who are over 50 or have disabilities.

The call is to offer training, confidence building, and skills development that will enable these now out-of-work individuals to either:

  1. Re-skill or up-skill in order to promptly pivot to new sectors (for example: care, customer services or self-employment)
  2. Pro-actively prepare for the new post-COVID-19 job opportunities (local tourism, training on sanitary measures, hygiene, Health and Safety) through training, confidence building, and skills development.

Total grant funding amount available: £280,000 (European Social Fund – ESF)

Expected intervention rate: 80%

Match: to be found from non-EU sources.

Find out more information about this call and related guidance documents here.

Minimum total project costs: Projects costs will have to be over £50,000 (i.e. Minimum £40,000 CLLD ESF grant per project).

Two online information sessions about this call are organised by CLLD– please register via Eventbrite