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Moray council makes £800,000 available in employability funding


By Ewan Malcolm

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MORAY Council have made significant funding available through the European Social Fund.

£800,000 has been made available throught the fund.
£800,000 has been made available throught the fund.

The council, as lead partner of the Local Employability Partnership (LEP), is inviting bids from charities and public bodies to a Challenge Fund supported by up to £800,000 in finance.

Projects should work with people who have multiple barriers to employment such as lone parents, disabled people or refugees.

The European funding available will cover 80 per cent of the eligible costs. Organisations must be able to provide a source of match funding of at least 20 per cent, either from their own funds or via the LEP. The match funding must not be other European funding and must not be ‘in kind’ funding.

The UK remains eligible for the fund as part of its withdrawal agreement with the EU.

Projects can run until 31 March 2023.

Applications for the Challenge Fund need to be submitted by 29 November 2021 at 5pm.

The application form and full details can be found on the Moray Pathways website here.


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