Rathlin Island Development and Community Association

Life Skills Project

Rathlin Island Development and Community Association

Delivering services that will support targeted groups of economically inactive people

Area
Wales
Total available
£14 million
Application deadline

See programme details

What's it all about?

This programme is now closed for new applications

The Life Skills project has approximately £14 million available to deliver services throughout Wales that will support targeted groups of economically inactive people to engage or re-engage with education, learning, volunteering and employment.

It is a focussed project targeting the following specific participant groups:

  • care leavers
  • carers and former carers returning to work
  • economically inactive families
  • older people 50+.

This is the first time that National Lottery money has been matched with European Social Fund (ESF) at source. The ESF funding is being distributed via the Welsh European Funding Office.

The overall aims of the Life Skills project are to:

  • Enable participants from the target groups to develop their life skills, increase their confidence and re-engage and continue to access education, learning, volunteering or employment.
  • In collaboration with other agencies, develop individual long-term support plans to enable beneficiaries to continue to access and remain in education, learning or employment opportunities.

The Life Skills project is not a grant-making programme. The project will follow a strict competitive tender process (the Restricted Procedure Process) in accordance with EU Directives and UK Regulations.