Building Better Opportunities: European Social Funding/Big Lottery Opportunities
Subject to approval from the European Commission later this year, Big Lottery Fund is putting up to £220m of Lottery funds against a similar figure from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 in order to support communities and people most in need across England.
We are offering funding for projects delivering against the ‘Promoting Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty’ part of ESF, as this aligns well with our own mission and priorities. The funding will be delivered in Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas according to local priorities, which have been set by the LEPs, and could support projects ranging from improving employability for the most disadvantaged, helping those with multiple and complex needs, or improving financial literacy. LEP area partnerships have made provisional decisions about how much of their ESF allocation to devote to this strand of work, meaning that the amount of main funding available will vary widely across different areas.
In line with its Strategic Economic Plan, the Black Country LEP has identified 4 priorities:
1. Targeted Community Support
2. Digital and Financial Inclusion
3. Troubled Families/Families in Focus
4. Employment Support for the Over 25s.
The briefing, by Black Country Consortium Ltd, will outline both the ESF/Big Lottery priorities and the expectations of the Black Country LEP around each of these themes and how you could potentially get involved.
Book online for this free event here
Venue Details: Situated in the heart of North Smethwick, Brasshouse has ample, secure car parking. The centre is conveniently accessed by public transport routes and is less than half a mile from Junction1 of the M5 motorway. More information and directions can be found at: www.nsdt.org.uk/contact-us/