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ESF Community Grants are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) Programme which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities.  The fund was commissioned through the Skills Funding Agency and is a key investment that supports the delivery of the Humber ESIF Strategy.

Humber Learning Consortium have successfully been awarded the ESF Community Grants Programme 2016-2018 and are pleased to announce the launch of the first round of funding. Grants of between £5,000 and up to £15,000 are available.

For  further details go to – contact details Jacquie Newman on 01482 327438 or email

An application support event is available at Christ Church Community Services, 2 Quay Road, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2AP – Friday 9th September – 12.30pm. Places are limited so book early using the contact details above.

The deadline for 1st round applications is Friday 30th September – 4pm.

Your Consortium is working in partnership with Humber Learning Consortium to deliver the ESF Community Grants Programme 2016 – 2018 across York and North Yorkshire.  They are pleased to invite organisations across York and North Yorkshire to the contract launch. This event is an opportunity for you to come and learn more about the programme and to find out about the application process.   WHEN – Thursday, 8 September 2016 from 10:00 to 12:00 WHERE – Main Hall – Priory Street Centre Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET   To book your place, please follow this link

Grants of between £5,000 and up to £15,000 are available to small not for profit or charities, based in or providing services in the Yorkshire and Humber area, who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Company turnover must not have exceeded £1,000,000 per year in the last three years
  • Organisations must employ 20 or less staff (FTE)
  • Organisations must not be in direct receipt of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

For further details about the programme, please go to