Equip Community Grants

May 23, 2022

This project is fully funded by the European Social Fund

New grants are available for small organisations that offer employment and skills programmes. The awards have been funded by the ESFA under the Community Grants Scheme.

In Central and West London the allocation of grants is managed by Paddington Development Trust (PDT). The money is for organisations that help unemployed people, be they on JSA or economically inactive, to get into, or to move towards, employment. This may be through good advice and guidance; outreach work; improving basic and digital skills; removing barriers; supporting work placements; improving confidence and motivation or helping people access skills training and jobs brokerage.

The grant programme in West and Central London is called EQUIP since its goal is to equip third sector, not-for-profit, organisations (any size) or smaller organisations (those with under 49 FTE staff) which often struggle to find funds to build capacity and through them to equip local disadvantaged people with new skills and job opportunities.

Applicable Boroughs

West London

  • Barnet
  • Harrow
  • Brent
  • Hillingdon
  • Ealing
  • Hounslow
  • Hammersmith & Fulham

Grant Size

Grants are a minimum of £5,000 and a maximum of £20,000.

Spring 2022 Round

Applications for this round opens on Thursday 19th May 2022 9am and closes Friday 10th June 11:59pm

All applicants will be notified by 13thJuly 2022 the outcome of their application.

A full list of Successful EQUIP Grant Recipients can be found here (document of organisations)