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Strand 2: Applications open until midday Monday 26th February 2024

WEA (Workers Educational Association) and GMCA (Greater Manchester Combined Authority) are pleased to launch the first round of funding, across 2 strands, for the £5m GMCA Community Grants Programme.

This will enable local VCSE organisations and Housing Associations to bid for funding up to £100k to carry out projects in localities, with the purpose of mobilising disadvantaged or excluded unemployed and inactive people to enable their progress towards further education and inclusive employment.

This is strand two, which aims to improve the progression towards inclusive employment

The aim of this strand is to progress people into employment and is very much linked to wider UKSPF People & Skills activity, as well as wider work & skills activity e.g. Working Well. It focuses on re-engagement and engagement activity for residents who would benefit from these programmes but can’t access them at the moment – this could be linked to a range of barriers our residents are facing.

For full details and application visit their website here