Tilbury CLLD releases new funding round

Tilbury CLLD is an exciting and innovative project that aims to reach out to those living in Tilbury, who face considerable barriers to getting into work, help them to overcome these. Thurrock Council, which is leading the project, is calling for organisations to apply for grants to provide practical and sustained support to those who need to overcome issues in respect of work, training and business.

Round 4 of funding is now open for application!

The Round 4 timetable is as follows:

Submission of expression of interest8 November 2020 at the latest
Submission of draft application15 November at the latest
Submission of full application22 November
Local Action Group decision7 December 2020

What does the project want to achieve?

The governing board for the project, the Tilbury Local Action Group (LAG), has identified three strategic actions that will meet the project’s objectives
Support local people to access local jobs and develop their skillsTotal programme budget
Employment readiness and skills support run in Tilbury, aimed at individuals facing specific barriers to employment or training£1,000,000
Tackle the barriers facing people furthest from the labour marketTotal programme budget
Bespoke training, mentoring and work readiness activity run in Tilbury to support individuals who face multiple and complex barriers to employment or training;

Helping organisations and networks to advocate for and to champion local people with physical and mental health issues, substance abuse and other issues that act as barriers into work;

Working with existing services to reach people needing extra support and to maximise the use of current provision.
Encourage local civic action, pride and volunteering as routes into work for the strategyTotal programme budget
A programme of outreach and capacity building to enable residents to volunteer and take part in other community work that will enable them to gain job-relevant skills and experience£500,00