Wansbeck Centre for Voluntary Service has provided grants totalling £3249.00 to 11 individuals to help them secure employment, since November 2014.
When Learning Choices, a Northumberland charity closed its doors last year, in keeping with charity law, it donated its remaining funds to Wansbeck CVS to administer the Learning Choices Legacy Fund.
The fund provides help to individuals who have secured employment but may face some difficulties in taking that position.
Grants can provide help with childcare costs, travel, clothes, and in some cases training, that will enable the individual to stay in long term employment. Grants are available to anyone who has a job offer or anyone who is going into self-employment and has a good business plan in place.
Further details are available on www.wansbeckcvs.org.uk