The PEAT CLLD Programme launched a new Objective 3 (ESF) October 2020 funding call on Thursday 8th October 2020.  We are inviting applications for innovative projects that will deliver new creative solutions to education, skills and development needs, providing individual pathways for those furthest from the labour market. Objective 3 is the Hard to Reach Engagement Fund, which will deliver a variety of programmes and comprises funding from the European Social Fund.

Indicative Project Activities:

  • Engage hard to reach groups/individuals.
  • Motivate participants through the provision of creative solutions to education, skills and development needs.
  • Support progress towards employment and self-employment.


The minimum value for each project is £50,000 (£25,000 ESF/£25,000 Match Funding) for revenue funded activity only.

The new call will operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and will remain open until 31st December 2020 OR until all available funds have been allocated.

Details of the call has been published and on the CLLD website and promoted on social media.

We were also pleased to announce that we have recruited to the Funding Support Worker post. Helen Purvis joined the team on 5th October. Helen brings her programme management skills as well as nearly 7 years of experience working with the voluntary and community sector.