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ESF Community Grants

The London LEAP and Coast to Capital LEP has invested ESF funds to deliver a Community Grants programme for the region from 1st April 2019.

Working with the voluntary and community sector, the programme will support people with multiple and complex barriers to participation to address these underlying issues and to move closer to or into the labour market.

LLC has been successful in bidding to operate as the commissioning body for both the London South and Coast to Capital contracts. As such we would like to invite Expressions of Interest from eligible organisations to apply for grant funding which meets the priorities and criteria for the contract.

The LLC Community Grants Strategies for both regions 2019 are available for download here:



For further details please click on the region you would like to apply for, on the left-hand side menu of this page.

Further information about successful awards of Grant Funding – London South here.

Further information about successful awards of Grant Funding – Coast to Capital here.

The closing date for the London South (LS) Expression of Interest (EOI) is Monday 27th September 2021 at 23:59.

The closing date for the Coast to Capital (C2C) Expression of Interest (EOI) is Monday 1st November 2021 at 23:59.

Future panel dates for C2C and London South can be found here.

While considering all Applications, the Panel will prioritise Applications that deliver within Epsom and Ewell (Surrey), Mole Valley (Surrey), Reigate and Banstead (Surrey) and Tandridge (Surrey), and to Learners belonging to the Black And Minority Ethnic Group.

Please keep an eye on our website for further updates or contact Zaia Merabet at community.grants@londonlc.org.uk for further details.

You can download the London South EOI here: ESF Grants – London South – Expression of Interest

You can download the Coast to Capital EOI here: ESF Grants – Coast to Capital – Expression of Interest

Is your Borough not listed above?

  • If you deliver in Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Bromley, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Redbridge or Waltham Forest, please contact Groundwork on 02072301390 or communitytraininggrants@groundwork.org.uk
  • If you deliver in Central London (Camden, Lambeth, City of London, Lewisham, Hackney, Southwark, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Wandsworth, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster), or West London (Barnet, Harrow, Brent, Hillingdon, Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham), please contact Community Grants – Paddington development Trust (pdt.org.uk) on 020 8092 4466.

During the Christmas holidays, LLC offices will be closed from the 18th December 2020 and we will re-open the 4th January 2021.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.