The Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF) is seeking applications for its West Norfolk Employment Fund to provide opportunities for young people in King’s Lynn & West Norfolk (and close surrounds) to raise aspirations, develop skills, and access training and employment.
Through its funding, it has enabled a wide range of innovative projects that have delivered far-reaching impacts for young people in the West of the county.
Expressions of interest are invited from charitable organisations able to respond to the challenges faced by young people in the West of the county, including:
- Work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to encourage them to raise their aspirations and develop new skills, to improve their work readiness and employment prospects.
- Help to overcome physical barriers to accessing training and employment, for example due to rural isolation.
- Help young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) to connect with opportunities to improve their employment outcomes.
- Help to prevent at-risk young people from becoming NEET.
- Grants up to a maximum of £20,000 are available, expected to be spent within 12 months.
- It is expected that the majority of funding available will target support for young people aged 16-25.
- The Fund is open to charitable organisations based in or clearly benefiting young people in the King’s Lynn & West Norfolk area, and able to demonstrate a track record in delivering relevant outcomes for the target age group.
- Schools and other statutory education providers are not eligible to benefit from this funding, but may be a partner in a charity-led proposal.
- Priority will be given to proposals that aim to benefit young people facing particular challenges that present additional obstacles to entering employment.
For more information, visit https://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funding-support/grants/groups/west-norfolk-employment-fund/