East Lothian Council

Challenge Fund money to support jobless people in East Lothian

Published Tuesday 4th April 17


East Lothian charities or social enterprises have another chance to access funding that could help support people in East Lothian back into work.

East Lothian Council has been awarded funding from the European Social Fund to administer a local Challenge Fund which will take forward projects in the East Lothian area to support jobless people and improve their employability skills.

The Challenge Fund will provide match funding for projects which will support those clients experiencing the most difficulty in gaining employment for a range of reasons.

These can include:

  • unemployed males over 50 years old
  • criminal justice background
  • mental health issues
  • long term unemployed (both male and female)
  • those who have come through the care system

We are seeking proposals from eligible organisations that have funds available to match with ESF funds. The new deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 12th May 2017. For further information or to request an application pack please email elworks@eastlothian.gov.uk

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