Grants for organisations supporting people into work and training

Could you help support people to get into work and training?

Do you have the knowledge and expertise to provide support, skills development, training, empowerment and wellbeing?

Tilbury CLLD is an exciting and innovative project that aims to reach out to those living in Tilbury, who face considerable barriers to getting into work, help them to overcome these. Thurrock Council, which is leading the project, is calling for organisations to apply for grants to provide practical and sustained support to those who need to overcome issues in respect of work, training and business.

Tilbury CLLD is part-funded by the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF). The project will run until March 2022. Grant funding of £1.77million has been made available from the European Social Fund (ESF), which forms part of the ESIF fund. Applications for more than £900,000 in Round 2 ESF funding are now open. All grant applicants will be required to secure equivalent match funding.

 

Key Project Dates

Action

Date

Deadline for applicants to submit Eligibility Questionnaires

Any time before 1:00pm on 28 October 2019

Programme Manager will provide provisional approval* for applicant to move to full application

Within 5 working days of submission

Submission of draft application – this is mandatory

10 November 2019

Submission of full application by project applicants

17 November 2019

The Local Action Group meeting to assess applications

16 December 2019

Applicants informed of outcome

17 December 2019

Project team set up funding agreements

By end January 2020

Project team visit delivery organisations to ensure monitoring structure in place

By end January 2020

Round 2 applications: Successful applicants commence work

February 2020

 

* The Local Action Group will formally sign off on 29 October.

 

The project aims to harness strong existing ties and establish new ones, with community, private and public sector organisations that share a desire to use the opportunity that Community Led Local Development (CLLD) will bring to Tilbury’s communities. CLLD puts the community at the heart of developing specific, tailored and accessible services and support that goes beyond current provision in the area. Support and services can be made available only to people living in specific postcode areas of Tilbury. The TILBURY CLLD map shows the project area and the TILBURY CLLD Postcode List allows you to check eligibility.

 

What does the project want to achieve?

The governing board for the project, the Tilbury Local Action Group (LAG), has identified three strategic actions that will help meet the project’s objectives.

Support local people to access local jobs and develop their skills

Total programme budget

Employment readiness and skills support run in Tilbury, aimed at individuals facing specific barriers to employment or training.

£1,000,000

Tackle the barriers facing people furthest from the labour market

Total programme budget

Bespoke training, mentoring and work readiness activity run in Tilbury to support individuals who face multiple and complex barriers to employment or training; and

£2,050,000

Helping organisations and networks to advocate for and to champion local people with physical and mental health issues, substance abuse and other issues that act as barriers into work.

Working with existing services to reach people needing extra support and to maximise the use of current provision.

Encourage local civic action, pride and volunteering as routes into work for the strategy

Total programme budget

A programme of outreach and capacity building to enable residents to volunteer and take part in other community work that will enable them to gain job-relevant skills and experience.

£500,000

 

If you would like further information, please read the TILBURY CLLLD Project Strategy

For further details about LAG and to find out when they meet, please visit the Thurrock Council website.

 

Understanding the Grant Funding

To understand the operation of the grant programme you will need to download and read the following:

Please note, both the guidance notes and grant manual provide links to the European funding requirements. They are often detailed but it is important that you understand what funding cannot be paid by the project.

You may also find it helpful to download and look at the following:

 

Next steps

Step 1. Download the Tilbury CLLD call for proposals.

Step 2. Download the Tilbury CLLD Eligibility Questionnaire (EQ)

Once you are advised that your EQ has been successful, you should then move to:

Step 3. Download the Tilbury CLLD project application form, Financial Table (document one) and Output / Results Table (document two).

Step 4. Submit your draft application by 10 November - you can send this earlier – to TilburyCLLD@thurrock.gov.uk. You will receive feedback ahead of the final submission deadline.

Step 5. Submit your completed application by 17 November to TilburyCLLD@thurrock.gov.uk.

 

 

What happens after I have submitted my full application?

 

  • All projects will be assessed using a standardised project assessment method. If you would like to see this, please refer to the Tilbury CLLD Grant Assessment Form
  • The Local Action Group will review and make its decision.
  • If you have been successful you will be sent an award letter and a funding agreement template.