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Funding for Calls 5, 6 and 7

Please scroll down to find information on the following Calls:

 

CALL 5: MAIN PROJECTS (ERDF) EMPLOYABILITY/ENTERPRISE/COMMUNITY HUB – £250,000

 

CALL 6: MAIN PROJECTS (ERDF) BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES – £174,000

 

CALL 7: MAIN PROJECTS (ESF) EMPLOYABILITY SERVICES – £400,000

 

The Programme Management Team are here to help.  For more information and guidance please contact us via email

folkestonecommunityworks@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

Should you wish to be added to our distribution list for future rounds, please email us at

folkestonecommunityworks@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING FOR CALL 5

The Programme Management Team are available to assist applicants throughout the whole application process. Please contact the Programme Management Team on the email below, to discuss your project.

The application process is in two parts:

  • Part 1 is the completion of an Expression of Interest form and Eligibility Questionnaire – Please contact the Programme Management Team who can assist
  • Part 2 is the Full Application – submission closing date is 5pm TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2020

To support applicants, we will be offering the following support prior to the Full Application submission deadline:

  • Workshops:
    • Introduction to Folkestone Community Works Programme and ERDF funding: What the Programme is looking to achieve; ERDF funding; Project application process and associated forms; Project financing; Project outputs; Cross Cutting themes requirements and Publicity requirements
    • Developing a Project Application: Project budgeting, including for staff costs and other costs (direct and indirect); Evidence requirements for financial claims; Understanding ERDF outputs and the evidence requirements for claims; Developing a sustainable development policy and plan for the project
  • 1-2-1 support with an EU funding specialist when a draft application with budget is submitted

Workshops will be held at Folkestone & Hythe District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY during July between 10:00 and 14:00hrs. Organisations who submit an Expression of Interest will be informed directly by email when the dates are confirmed with our EU funding specialist

Successful projects have to be completed by June 2022.

Folkestone Community Works is a Community Led Local Development (CLLD) programme which aims to support existing and potential businesses and entrepreneurs in the designated area to grow and to support residents in the central, east and harbour areas of Folkestone to access jobs.

You can apply for funding to delivery Action 3.8 as detailed below which is part of the programme’s Folkestone CLLD Strategy:

Objective 3 – Integrated delivery mechanism for the strategy

Action 3.8: Setting up and operating the Employability/ Enterprise/ Community Hub (ERDF funding)

The Call is seeking projects to create Employability/Enterprise/ Community Hub to facilitate the delivery of programmes and services to support the following Strategic Objective of the Folkestone Community Works programme:

  • To promote social and economic cohesion in the Folkestone Community Works CLLD area through interventions to help residents access jobs and to support businesses to grow and provide new job opportunities

The maximum ERDF funding available is £250,000, (ERDF funding has to be matched from non-EU funding).

Further details can be found in the C2.1 Main Call Specification E E C Hub 03 20

We highly recommend you read the guidance notes provided as well as the forms that need to be completed before starting your application.

Your application submission must include the following completed documents:

Part 1

  • Expression of Interest
  • Eligibility Questionnaire

PART 2

  • Full Application form
  • Budget Annex
  • Output Annex
  • 5 year Business Plan
  • Project Plan including a Gantt Chart
  • Sustainable Development Policy tailored to the project and implementation plan
  • Equality & Diversity Policy tailored to the project and implementation plan

 

MAIN PROJECTS – FORMS AND GUIDANCE NOTES

Guidance Notes

C1.0 Main Projects ERDF Manual 03 20

C2.1 Main Project Call Specification E E C Hub 03 20

Application Forms

C2.2a Main Project Expression of Interest 03 20

C2.2b Main Project Eligibility Questionnaire 03 20

C2.2c Main Project EQ definitions

C2.3 Main Project Grant ERDF Application Form Guidance Notes

C2.4 Main Project Grant ERDF Application Form

C2.4a Main Projects Grant Application_ERDF Outputs Annex

C2.4b Main Projects Grant Application_ERDF Budget Annex

Example sheet to complete for Hourly rates

HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING FOR CALL 6

The Programme Management Team are available to assist applicants throughout the whole application process. Please contact the Programme Management Team on the email below, to discuss your project.

The application process is in two parts:

  • Part 1 is the completion of an Expression of Interest form and Eligibility Questionnaire – Please contact the Programme Management Team who can assist
  • Part 2 is the Full Application – submission closing date is 5pm FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2020

To support applicants, we will be offering the following support prior to the Full Application submission deadline:

  • Workshops:
    • Introduction to Folkestone Community Works Programme and ERDF funding: What the Programme is looking to achieve; ERDF funding; Project application process and associated forms; Project financing; Project outputs; Cross Cutting themes requirements and Publicity requirements
    • Developing a Project Application: Project budgeting, including for staff costs and other costs (direct and indirect); Evidence requirements for financial claims; Understanding ERDF outputs and the evidence requirements for claims; Developing a sustainable development policy and plan for the project
  • 1-2-1 support with an EU funding specialist when a draft application with budget is submittedSuccessful projects have to be completed by June 2022.

Workshops will be held at Folkestone & Hythe District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY during July between 10:00 and 14:00hrs. Organisations who submit an Expression of Interest will be informed directly by email when the dates are confirmed with our EU funding specialist.

Successful projects have to be completed by June 2022.

The Call is seeking projects to deliver one or more of the following business support services:

Objective 2 – Promoting local business and social enterprise

  • Assist potential entrepreneurs on their journey to starting an enterprise.
  • Help start-ups including the self-employment to establish and succeed.
  • Support the start-ups, self-employed and SME businesses in the FCW area to grow, thereby creating new employment opportunities for local residents.

The maximum ERDF funding available is £174,000, (ERDF funding has to be matched from non-EU funding).

Further details can be found in the C2.1 Main Call Specification for Business Support

We highly recommend you read the guidance notes provided as well as the forms that need to be completed before starting your application.

Your application submission must include the following completed documents:

Part 1

  • Expression of Interest
  • Eligibility Questionnaire

PART 2

  • Full Application form
  • Budget Annex
  • Output Annex
  • 5 year Business Plan
  • Project Plan including a Gantt Chart
  • Sustainable Development Policy tailored to the project and implementation plan
  • Equality & Diversity Policy tailored to the project and implementation plan

MAIN PROJECTS – FORMS AND GUIDANCE NOTES

Guidance Notes

C1.0a Main Projects Call 6 ERDF Manual 03 20

C2.1 Main Projects Call 6 ERDF Specification for Action 2.6 Business Support Services

Application Forms

C2.2a Main Projects Call 6Call 6 Expression of Interest 03 20

C2.2b Main Projects Call 6 Eligibility Questionnaire 03 20

C2.2c Main Projects EQ definitions

C2.3 Main Project Grant ERDF Application Form Guidance Notes

C2.2a Main Projects Call 6Call 6 Expression of Interest 03 20

C2.4a Main Projects Call 6 Grant Application_ERDF Outputs Annex

C2.4b Main Projects Call 6 Grant Application_ERDF Budget Annex

HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING FOR CALL 7

The Programme Management Team are available to assist applicants throughout the whole application process. Please contact the Programme Management Team on the email below, to discuss your project.

The application process is in two parts:

  • Part 1 is the completion of an Expression of Interest form and Eligibility Questionnaire – Please contact the Programme Management Team who can assist
  • Part 2 is the Full Application – submission closing date is 5pm FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2020

To support applicants, we will be offering the following support prior to the Full Application submission deadline:

  • Workshops:
    • Introduction to Folkestone Community Works Programme and ESF funding: What the Programme is looking to achieve; ESF funding; Project application process and associated forms; Project financing; Project outputs; Cross Cutting themes requirements and Publicity requirements
    • Developing a Project Application: Project budgeting, including for staff costs and other costs (direct and indirect); Evidence requirements for financial claims; Understanding ESF outputs and the evidence requirements for claims; Developing a sustainable development policy and plan for the project
  • 1-2-1 support with an EU funding specialist when a draft application with budget is submittedSuccessful projects have to be completed by June 2022.

You can apply for funding to delivery Actions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 as detailed below which is part of the programme’s Folkestone CLLD Strategy:

Objective 1 – Enhancing work-readiness and well-being

  • Action 1.1: Work experience and job preparation for young people
  • Action 1.3: Promoting emotional and physical well-being
  • Acton 1.4: Promoting financial well-being
  • Action 1.2: Getting people back into work

Workshops will be held at Folkestone & Hythe District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY during July between 10:00 and 14:00hrs. Organisations who submit an Expression of Interest will be informed directly by email when the dates are confirmed with our EU funding specialist

The Call is seeking projects to deliver one or more of the following employability support services to residents in the FCW area:

  • Support unemployed residents who are available for work and actively seeking work in the FCW area into either:
  • employment including self-employment, or
  • into training or education if they were not in education or training on joining your project
  • Support economically inactive who want to enter/re-enter the workforce into either
  • active job search, or
  • employment including self-employment, or
  • training or education if they were not in education or training on joining your project
  • Promote financial well-being for the unemployed and/or economically inactive

The maximum ESF funding available is £400,000, (ESF funding has to be matched from non-EU funding).

Further details can be found in the C2.1 Main Call Specification for Employability Services

We highly recommend you read the guidance notes provided as well as the forms that need to be completed before starting your application.

Your application submission must include the following completed documents:

Part 1

  • Expression of Interest
  • Eligibility Questionnaire

PART 2

  • Full Application form
  • Budget Annex
  • Output Annex
  • 5 year Business Plan
  • Project Plan including a Gantt Chart
  • Sustainable Development Policy tailored to the project and implementation plan
  • Equality & Diversity Policy tailored to the project and implementation plan

Guidance Notes

C1.0 Main Project Call 7 ESF Manual 03 20

C2.1 Main Project Call 7 ESF Specification

Application Forms

C2.2a Main Project Call 7 ESF Expression of Interest

C2.2b Main Project Call 7 ESF Eligibility Questionnaire

C2.2c Main Project EQ definitions

C2.3 Main Project Grant Call 7 ESF Application Form Guidance Notes

C2.4 Main Project Call 7 ESF Grant Application Form

C2.4a Main Projects Call 7 ESF Grant Application_Outputs and Results Annex

C2.4b Main Projects Call 7 ESF Grant_Application Budget Annex

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