EQUIP Community Grants

Funded by the ESFA and ESF 2014-2020 programme.

New grants are available for small organisations that offer employment and skills programmes. The awards have been funded by the ESFA under the Community Grants Scheme. 

In Central and West London* the allocation of grants is managed by Paddington Development Trust (PDT). The money is for organisations that help unemployed people, be they on JSA or economically inactive, to get into, or to move towards, employment. This may be through good advice and guidance; outreach work; improving basic and digital skills; removing barriers; supporting work placements; improving confidence and motivation or helping people access skills training and jobs brokerage.

The grant programme in West and Central London is called EQUIP since its goal is to equip third sector, not-for-profit, organisations (any size) or smaller organisations (those with under 49 FTE staff) which often struggle to find funds to build capacity and through them to equip local disadvantaged people with new skills and job opportunities.


Applicable Boroughs

*Boroughs where the project will be delivered*
Central London
West London
Camden Lambeth Barnet Harrow
City of London Lewisham Brent Hillingdon
Hackney Southwark Ealing Hounslow
Haringey Tower Hamlets Hammersmith & Fulham
Islington Wandsworth
Kensington & Chelsea Westminster

Is your borough not listed above?

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 0207 230 1390 or [email protected]
  • If you deliver in Croydon, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Merton, Richmond-Upon-Thames or Sutton, please contact London Learning Consortium on 0208 774 4040 and ask for the Contracts and Compliance Manager.

Grant Size

Grants are a minimum of £5,000 and a maximum of £20,000.

Round 2

Applications are now closed. 

Register Your Interest

Interested in applying for the grant but missed the last application deadline? Or maybe not ready to apply yet. You can fill out an expression of interest form below and we will get in touch when the next round begins.

Expression of Interest form

Successful EQUIP Grant Recipients

Organisation Name Website

Action on Disability

www.actionondisability.org.uk

Action West London

www.actionwestlondon.org.uk

Hillingdon Women's Centre

www.hillingdonwomenscentre.org

Fighting Chance

www.thefightingchance.co.uk

Green Corridor

www.greencorridor.org.uk

New Challenge

www.newchallenge.org

Pathways LDN

www.pathwaysldnltd.com

Youth Engagement Solutions

www.yes-ltd.org.uk

Refugees in Effective Active partnership

www.reap.org.uk

Plias Resettlement

www.pliasresettlement.co.uk

Twining Enterprise

www.twiningenterprise.org.uk

Urban Partnership Group

www.upg.org.uk

Journey2Work

www.getsetuk.co.uk

Islington Refugee Forum

www.islingtonrefugeeforum.org 

Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation

www.mewso.org

Bounceback Foundation

www.bouncebackproject.com

Clement James Centre

www.clementjames.org

Hackney Association Youth Club

Harrow Club

www.harrowclubw10.org

Inspiring your Imagination

www.iyiproduction.com

Limehouse Project

www.limehouseproject.org.uk

Mercy Foundation

www.mfcentre.org

The Integrate Agency CIC

www.integrageagency.co.uk

The Orchard Project

www.TheOrchardProject.org.uk