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European Social Fund Community Grants - East Midlands

Deadline: 03 October 2014 09:00 (10:00 CET) | Value: £10,000 (max) | Area: East Midlands

**Please note that Round 3 has now been postponed**

Round 3 is now open from 29 August 2014 until 03 October 2014.


Projects can cover a wide range of activities including:

  • First contact engagement activities, e.g. activities which help people who are not normally in contact with official organisations; for example by arranging events or training in places that such people feel comfortable to visit.
  • Projects to improve confidence, motivation and social integration, e.g. sport, gardening, music, art and other creative activities.
  • Developing local networks and groups to support people to get a job or access learning e.g. Work Club/Enterprise Clubs or Learning Champion type activity.
  • Softer skills development e.g. assertiveness, anger management and motivation.
  • Innovative approaches to attract under-represented groups into learning


The ESF Community Learning and Skills Grants programme is designed to assist small not-for-profit groups based in and run by people from the community they support. The selection process will prioritise groups with an annual income under £50K.

For full guidance notes, go to the Enable website

Application process

To apply for the community grants, you will need to contact Enable directly.

Voluntary Action Centre

7 Mansfield Road



Enable – Regional Co-ordinator (first point of contact for all Counties))

Contact Name

Melanie Phythian


0115 9349505


Working Pattern

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am to 2.30pm

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Development Worker (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire applicants only – pre-application support and advice)

Contact Name

Andrew Price


0115 9349519 or 07964 368674


Enable – Lincolnshire Development Worker (Lincolnshire applicants only – pre-application support and advice)

Contact Name

Simon Wesley


07964 380 554