Solent Supporting Employment’ Programme
Grants of £30,000 – £60,000 Available Now
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) is delighted to announce that Round 2 of the Solent Supporting Employment Programme is open from 1st February 2021, providing an exciting opportunity for community groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations to apply for grants of between £30,000 – £60,000 to help local people into employment.
Grants will be made to organisations in the Solent LEP area of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to help people improve their job prospects and move closer towards or into work. The programme is focusing on supporting people in the most deprived communities, with the closing date for applications being midnight on 1st March 2021.
Grants are aimed at organisations with a proven record in employability, that are able to reach and work with people facing complex barriers to employment, including BAME communities, older people, people with disabilities and people experiencing mental health issues and homelessness.
We strongly advise that organisations wishing to apply for a grant should register for one of our briefing webinars, giving full details about the grant programme.
Register here for your ‘Solent Supporting Employment’ Webinar
HIWCF will be holding four webinars at 10am on Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th and Tuesday 16th February 2021 and 9.30am on Thursday 18th February 2021.
Please register for your preferred date below:
REGISTER – 10.00am, Wednesday 10th February 2021
REGISTER – 10.00am, Tuesday 16th February 2021
REGISTER – 9.30am, Thursday 18th February 2021
For more information about these grants, please go to www.hiwcf.com/funds/solent-supporting-employment-programme/lo
Please click on the map to see which areas of the county are included in the Solent LEP area.
For any queries on the Solent Supporting Employment Programme, contact Helen Stratton-Evans on firstname.lastname@example.org
The £1.76m grants programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund, and supported by Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and HIWCF donors. These grants represent the second round of funding made under the Solent Supporting Employment Programme, following the first round of grant awards made during Autumn 2020. Photographs above courtesy of Pompey In the Community and Minstead Trust.