Worcestershire County Council are currently delivering a Social Fund that enables small businesses or charities to support inactive individuals back into further education/employment/confidence and skills improvement.

Grants are available for up to £20,000 and are funded by the European Social Fund.

To be eligible, businesses must have 49 or less employees, or be a charitable organisation.

Additionally, the fund is looking to support those who are over 50, or with a disability, are part of an ethic minority, or are female.

The next application round will start on 1 November and conclude on 29 November.

For more information on the Community Social Fund, please contact the team by emailing HPitts1@worcestershire.gov.uk or phoning 01905 843737