LLC - Community Grants

ESIF: European Social Fund (ESF)

Priority: Priority 4: Creating skills for the future

London Learning Consortium is managing Community Grants available in the form of small grants (up to £20,000) to third sector and other small organisations for use to mobilise disadvantaged, excluded, unemployed or inactive people and enable their progress into employment. Wellies to Work is one of the grant recipients from the first grant round in Coast to Capital. Wellies to Work is a work preparation programme in West Sussex working supporting people with learning disabilities who would like to acquire skills that could lead to commercial employment and increase their independence. Based on a biodynamic and organic working farm students will have access to all aspects of running a farm including practical farm work, marketing, veg box scheme and ready meal scheme, labelling design and packaging and dealing with customers, developing a wide ranging skills -set and promotes emotional, physical and mental well -being through the therapeutic benefits of working outdoors and connecting with nature.

The Key Statistics:

Project Lead: London Learning Consortium

Start and End Date: April 2019/July 2021

Project Axis: PA1 - Inclusive Labour Markets

Amount of ESF: £440,550

Full Value: £881,100

Delivery Area: Across Coast to Capital

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