London Councils launches the new Pan-London Poverty Programme

London Councils has just launched the London Councils European Social Fund programme for 2016-18.
Funded by the London Councils Grants Committee and ESF, this round will provide funds to voluntary sector organisations only.
The tender specifications have been designed following public consultation by London Councils grants committee and will provide £5.6m of funding for voluntary sector organisations between 1 September 2016 and 30 September 2018. London Councils is seeking applications from organisations to support the following groups into employment:
  • Parents with long-term work limiting health conditions
  • People with mental health needs
  • People from ethnic groups with low labour market participation rates
  • Women facing barriers to employment
  • People recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction or misuse
  • Homeless people

Please note that all participants must be eligible to work in the UK and not be on the DWP Work Programme. London Councils will fund pan-London provision and organisations are strongly recommended to begin developing partnerships.

The deadline for applications is 22 June 2016. (submitted online)

You can find more detailed information on the London Councils Website