CXK has announced that a final round of grants of up to £20k will shortly be available to small and voluntary sector organisations which support unemployed people aged 16+ to find work, or a learning or training opportunity.
The grants are available to organisations working in Essex, Thurrock, Southend, Kent and Medway. This is the third round of funding, at the end of which CXK will have allocated more than £600,000 in total over the course of the past year.
Sarah Mills, Assistant Director at CXK, said; “The grants are particularly targeted towards organisations that help four key priority groups; the over 50s; individuals with disabilities; people from ethnic minorities and females.
“At CXK our whole purpose is to help people to improve their life chances. We help them do that by building the skills and confidence they need to find sustainable work, education or training. Through the Community Grants programme we’re excited to be able to support other organisations to do the same. Applications will open on Monday 24th February, closing Friday 20th March. Any interested organisations should visit the website and register their interest.”
The grants have been awarded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) under their Community Grants Scheme via European Social Fund funding (ESF); and are being administered by CXK.