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 has been funded by the ESFA under the Community Grants Scheme. 

In Central and West London* the allocation of grants is being managed by Paddington Development Trust (PDT). The money is for small 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 skills training and jobs brokerage.

The grant programme in West and Central London will be called EQUIP since its goal is to equip small organisations (those with under 49 staff) which often struggle to find funds to build capacity and to thereby 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.

Next Round

Applications are now closed and will open again later on this year. 

Please register your interest below and we will let you know when the next round is open.

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