ESF Aspiring Communities Fund now open

The Aspiring Communities Fund is now open for applications, the deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 7 April.

The aim of this funding is to strengthen and empower communities, increase levels of economic activity, stimulate inclusive growth, local service provision and inclusion by:

  1. Enabling communities to design and establish new or enhanced services addressing poverty and inequalities;
  2. Supporting staff posts within community organisations to increase levels of economic activity, local service provision and inclusion, and enhance community resilience.
  3. Accelerating the implementation of projects and services delivering longer lastingsolutions that empower individuals and communities to shape their futures by involving local people in the process.

Click here for guidance and application forms