Launch event of new funding programme to support work progression amongst low-paid workers
2pm to 3.30pm, 16 April, Council Chamber, Lambeth Town Hall
Research shows that around 570,000 Londoners have been stuck in low pay for at least a year and the number in low pay has increased significantly. However, there has been little focus on funding programmes that help people to escape low pay. Building on a number of events examining this issue, Trust for London and Walcot Foundation are launching a joint funding programme to pilot initiatives that support people to progress to better paid, more secure employment and develop their careers.
Organisations with a successful track record of delivering employment support in Lambeth and/or neighbouring boroughs will be able to apply for grants for two years. We expect the average grant will be around £40,000 per annum and that at least 50% of the overall programme beneficiaries will be Lambeth residents.
The launch event will give more details about the funding programme (aims, criteria, application process, deadlines etc.), an opportunity to ask questions about the initiative and to discuss your ideas with the funders.
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