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Past Project Details

30/04/2014

Voluntary Sector Workforce Development Grants 2013-14

In agreement with HCC, HTDC took a novel approach with the administration of this grants programme. Instead of inviting unsolicited applications, eligible organisations interested in applying were required to first of all meet with one of HTDC’s advisors (Learning Champion), complete an Organisational Needs Analysis, and then work with the advisor to complete the application. In this way we could ensure that the activities funded would be most appropriate to deal with their priority needs and spend the funding in the most effective way.
A total of 25 grants were awarded to different organisations – download a list here. 10 of these were for either just below or at the maximum amount of £2,000. The average grant was £1,400.
We set a maximum of £500 that could be claimed against the training for a specific individual. Only 4 organisations went up to this level for an individual – 3 for leadership and management training, one for an IAG qualification (£500 was a contribution to the total cost of almost £2k).
In the main the funding was used for group training for teams of staff and/or volunteers or for capacity-building initiatives. Please note that the beneficiary numbers provided are estimates and we will get more detail in the evaluations.