Re-Connect Priority Grants Round

The ESF Community Grant Programme is launching a targeted Grant Programme in response to COVID-19.

This round is called Re-Connect and seeks applications from a wide range of voluntary organisations who are ready to reach out by using approaches which tackle the new and emerging barriers arising from the impact of COVID 19. 

Small grants of up to £20,000 are available across Greater Manchester to eligible organisations in the VCSE sector.

Projects should look to develop and maintain participant connections to learning experiences. Project activity should support, maintain and improve participant employability and resilience.

All project activity must be within the current government COVID restrictions, but should include flexibility to adapt as and when those restrictions change in future months

The funding can help ALL who are out of work or economically inactive 

This programme covers the 10 Greater Manchester boroughs, and all eligible participants must live in Greater Manchester .

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Deadline for applications - Wednesday 3rd June 2020

For further information, please email