Maldon and District Community Volunteer Service (CVS) has been awarded a Community Grant to fund a new project which will support individuals in the Maldon district, of working age, to develop digital skills and use digital technology to increase wellbeing, self-care and independence.
The grant has been awarded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) under their Community Grants Scheme via European Social Fund funding (ESF); and is being administered by CXK. CXK will be allocating grants of more than £600,000 in total over the course of the next year; grants which are available to organisations which help those furthest from the job market improve their skills and/or get into work or training.
Using online tools and face-to-face training, Maldon and District CVS’s project will support people to develop their own bespoke learning plans which will be designed to increase digital confidence and support people to manage their wellbeing alongside increasing community involvement through the use of technology.
Sarah Troop, Director at Maldon and District CVS, said: “We understand people face many different barriers to being involved with their community. The aim of this project is to enable individuals to access training and employment, build skills and confidence and learn to use digital platforms to manage their wellbeing, improve their connections within their community, and move forward with their career aspirations.”
Maldon and District CVS Maldon and District CVS has worked with disadvantaged people in the community for over ten years. This has focussed on supporting people who face additional barriers to be involved with their community through volunteering and other activities that increase community connections. For further information, visit: maldoncvs.org.uk.
For further information about the ESF Community Grants programme, visit: cxk.org/community-grants