To reach and work with individuals with complex barriers to employment, enabling them to move closer or into employment.
The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund.
The programme has been created by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF), Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) fund holders.
The programme is a result of the call issued by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to commission ESF funded projects that provide grants to support organisations who are able to reach and work with individuals with complex barriers to employment, enabling them to move closer or into employment.
The fund provides grants of £10,000 to £30,000 to organisations working in the Solent LEP area for projects lasting up to 1 year.
Grantees who have received a Solent Community Grant:-
Vectis Housing Association
Solent Youth Action
Society of St James
Motiv 8 South Ltd
Havant and South Downs College
Communities First Wessex