European funding for Swindon and Wiltshire
with the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the National
Lottery has joined forces with the European Union to launch a new funding
scheme for social inclusion and employability.
Are you a
Wiltshire and/or Swindon based organisation helping people back into training,
work or volunteering? Do you support socially excluded groups? Can your
organisation help people most disadvantaged in the work place or furthest from
the job market?
community and social enterprise groups now have a great opportunity to bid for
up to £4 million. But this will not be made available in small grants, possibly
even in just one single grant. So this is also an opportunity for groups to
work together to developing and deliver a new initiative for our
If you want
to know more, perhaps to join a bidding consortium or even to be a lead
organisation, information will be available at a series of meetings in the next
three information meetings are in Swindon, Salisbury and Devizes.
Thurs April 23rd, 10:00-13:00, Swindon Advice and Support Centre (Sanford
Street, Swindon, SN1 1QH).
Mon April 27th, 10:00-13:00, Sarum College (19 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EE).
Tues April 28th, 10:-13:00, Devizes Town Hall (St John's Street, Devizes, SN10
information meetings will:
explain how Wiltshire and Swindon's new £4million EU/BIG Lottery Fund programme
how our collective expertise, knowledge, skills and specialist services could
help local people most disadvantaged in the work place and furthest from the
job market, and
what it might mean to be part of - or to lead - a consortium bidding and
delivering initiatives, the opportunities, risks and responsibilities involved.
is free, but we ask you to book as places will be limited. To book please click
on Swindon, Salisbury or Devizes.
parking is not provided at the venues. If you are travelling by car please allow
time to find somewhere to park.
meetings, additional workshops are being organised (e.g. May 15th in Swindon
and May 18th in Devizes) to develop the detail of any bid (or bids), and how a
consortium would be developed, and managed.
This is a
developing news story, so keep up to date by checking www.communityfirst.org.uk/partnerships/building-better-opportunities,
or contact email@example.com.