Funding for Groups Supporting Unemployed or Inactive Adults

The charity CXK has been in touch to raise awareness of a funding opportunity available to organisations within Brentwood and Ongar.

New grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 will shortly be available to third sector organisations of any size, and small organisations from other sectors, which support unemployed or inactive adults. This will be the second round of funding in Kent, Medway, Essex and Thurrock, awarded by the ESFA under their Community Grants Scheme via European Social Fund funding (ESF).

The allocation of grants is being managed by CXK, and will be awarded to organisations that help people progress into employment or learning and training. This may be through first contact engagement activities; projects which improve confidence, motivation and social integration such as sport, gardening, music or art; the development of local networks and groups to support people to get a job or access learning; or softer skills development.

The grants are particularly targeted towards organisations that help four key priority groups including people over 50, individuals with disabilities, people from ethnic minorities, and females.

Applications will open on 01 September 2019, closing on 30 September 19. Anyone wishing to receive details of the grants, including how to access them, should email, or alternatively visit the website: