Improving Basic Skills Through Community Grants

Through Community Grants we fund a wide range of activities, including but certainly not limited to literacy and numeracy support.

This includes support for learners who have a lower level of basic skills and have often seen this as a barrier towards progressing into employment or further education.

‘Kyra Womens Project’ are a registered charity in York that supports local women to make positive changes to their lives. They have worked with us for many years across various programmes and spoke to us about the important of basic skills.


‘The impact of not having basic skills is immense, not only for entering the employment market, or wanting to gain qualifications but also regarding your self-esteem. Functioning in a world of form filling and the increasing dependency of IT skills can be frightening and overwhelming for anyone. One of our participants who has had a lifetime of poor mental health problems and no qualifications has just passed her English Level 1! The difference this has made to her self-esteem and her motivation is palpable.’

We are so excited to hear about the positive support that is being offered to help move people closer towards their goals and dreams.

Do you have a project idea that could help support people to do just that?! We would love to hear from you!

We currently have funding available for projects up to £20,000 to support people to move closer to employment or further education.

For more information about our Community Grants funding, follow this link –  or contact Hannah Prole, Programmes Manager on 01423 795304

You can also learn more about the work Kyra Womens Project do by checking out this video – 

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