Help Increase the Skills and Opportunities of People with Kent Community Foundation06-Dec-2017
Applications are still being taken for funding from Kent Community Foundation, to help projects that work to make a difference to the lives of people who are far from the labour market.
Employability, Skills and Enterprise funding from KCF will provide grants of up to £5,000 to organisations for projects that raise the aspirations and increase the skills and opportunities of people experiencing challenging circumstances that can present barriers to employment.
This can include young people/NEETs, young parents, ex-offenders, ex-forces, those with financial barriers to gaining training, and those with learning disabilities, mental health issues or physical disabilities.
KCF would like to hear from projects that:
- Provide accredited training for the disadvantaged
- Provide meaningful work experience
- Run life skills/employment skills workshops
- Run a social enterprise, employing and training those who need it most, using profits to further their charitable/social objectives
- Strategic projects which aim to prevent young people becoming NEET
- Create apprenticeships for disadvantaged young people
The Foundation is particularly interested in hearing from projects that are volunteer-led, or projects that make good use of volunteers to support their work, and initiatives that are rooted within the local community and led by local people responding to local need.
The deadline for applications is 30th November 2017, with further dates to be announced later in the season.