£10m funding for training capital’s disadvantaged groups

Charities,
training providers and other community groups across London
can now apply for funding from a £10m scheme launched by the Mayor’s London
Development Agency (LDA) and the European Social Fund.

The
fund is aimed at improving the basic skills and job prospects of the most
socially disadvantaged groups in London,
particularly those from black and minority ethnic communities, people with
disabilities and refugees who live in some of the most deprived parts of the
capital.

The
three-year programme is seen as a key part of tackling issues of economic and
social exclusion faced by many Londoners.

Maxine
Jones, director of skills and employment at the LDA said: "The fund is
designed to release the untapped potential of some of London’s
most disadvantaged communities. This money will help people to improve their
skills and job prospects. This in turn will help them make a greater
contribution to the capital’s economy, while improving the prosperity of
individuals, their families and the communities in which they live."

The
prospectus, application form and guidance notes are available on the LDA
website.

www.lda.gov.uk

Quentin Reade

 

 

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