Groundwork makes £3.7m in grants available for charities

The money is earmarked for unemployment projects in London and the south of England

Groundwork in action
Groundwork in action

Groundwork is making more than £3.7m available in grants for charities that tackle unemployment issues in London and the south of England.

The Community Training Grants scheme will allow either charities or other organisations with fewer than 49 employees and turnovers of less than £8.6m a year to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £20,000.

The funding is targeted at projects to help people access the labour market, Groundwork said.

The charity has made a total of £1.5m available for nine boroughs in north, south and east London: Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Bromley, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

The remaining £2m is for projects in three areas in the south of England: Swindon and Wiltshire, Dorset and Thames Valley Berkshire.

Charities have until 31 July 2021 to apply. The scheme is funded by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and delivered by Groundwork.

Martin Petry, grants manager at Groundwork London, said: "From disabled people to parents, refugees and older people, Community Training Grants is an opportunity to support Londoners who are most in need and help their communities thrive.

"The grants of £5,000 to £20,000 support a range of activities, such as skills and training support to providing employment advice and guidance."

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