The Community Challenge Fund is a scheme for Norfolk and Suffolk led by the LEP aiming to encourage projects that can actively deliver against targets in the area. It is to help people enter employment and deliver against a range of work readiness outcomes.
Challenge proposals should focus on employability outcomes for adults and/or NEET young people (not in education, employment or training), and particularly those facing challenges that present additional obstacles to entering employment, such as long term unemployment, disability, homelessness, or offending history.
Grants of up to £20,000 are available. Funding is for one year, though projects that deliver strongly against the Challenge outcomes may be considered for continuation funding to sustain, develop and scale up their model.
The Challenge – now in its fourth year – is open to registered charities and social enterprise organisations. The proposed project will take place in the LEP area, where the beneficiaries will also be resident.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, 21 June 2019.