Copeland Community Fund 2019-2022 Strategy continues to prioritise Work & Skills large projects in an annual ‘Call Out’. This financial year’s grant applications should be received by 1st April 2020. There are 4 areas in which a project may focus:
(1) Work & Skills Projects
- Projects delivering – Advice for Work
- g. Information, advice and guidance (including CV writing and job searches), employer education focusing on young people
- Projects delivering – Skills for Work
- g. Sector based work academies, practical activities, basic skills (numeracy, literacy, personal development), targeted engagement, functional skills, work related course/certificate/licences, IT support
- Projects delivering – Experience for Work
- g. Work experience coordination (all ages), volunteering schemes, traineeships, mentoring / coaching
- Projects delivering – Access into Work
- g. Apprenticeship schemes/subsidies, job brokerage, graduate scheme, accessibility transport, employer engagement, employment factory
(2) Work & Skills Infrastructure
- To support organisations delivering the Work & Skills agenda. Covering costs which will assist development; training, salaries and associated costs, external evaluations, volunteer expenses
(3) Project based – Creating Jobs and/or Safeguarding Jobs
- Employment and training as direct outputs
- Developing a community business
- Social Enterprises
(4) Pathways into Work & Skills
- Projects which support individuals to overcome barriers into work
- Financial and / or digital inclusion to support pathways to unpaid and paid employment
- Access to and jobs created or safeguarded for projects with health and wellbeing output
- g. Supporting homelessness, domestic violence, mental health, isolation, disability, or age specific targeted projects.
- Projects must demonstrate that they can meet the NDA Socio Economic Policy.
- Projects will be assessed on value for money / unit cost per job – For every £25,000 of grant, applicants must be able to create at least 1 new full-time equivalent sustainable job.
- Organisations can apply for the Work & Skills Fund on an individual basis, however, CCF also looks favourably on collaborative projects.
- Applications to the Fund require match funding of:
- 50% for projects with a grant request over £25k
- Any project wishing to apply should consider how they can achieve and demonstrate a mix of the following outputs:
- Social Enterprises Created
- FTE Jobs Created
- FTE Jobs Safeguarded
- Local People Assisted in their Skills Development
- Local People Helped to Secure Employment, Education or Training
- Number of volunteer hours
- No of Apprentices and/or Trainees
- Capital costs to support revenue projects may be considered on an individual project basis.
- Exclusions for the Work & Skills Fund include:
- Faith based activities and venues
- Direct replacement of activities which are a statutory obligation
Contact Copeland Community Fund on 01946 598352 for further information or email firstname.lastname@example.org