In January, NEP helped to launch a new grant scheme to support young people in Northampton to develop their careers, focusing on skills and career development within the construction and logistics sectors.
Now, NEP will be administering a second call for applications on behalf of theSir Thomas White’s Northampton Charity Grant Fund (Sir Thomas White’s Fund) which will provide grant funding of up to £1,000 to each successful applicant, with an overall total of £50,000 available to support people to get a job or improve their career prospects.
This call will be open to applicants interested in training or skills development not only in the construction and logistics industries but also other key priority sectors including High Performance Technologies, Creative & Cultural Industries and Food & Drink. Applications for training courses or skills development in other sectors may also be considered.
Click here to learn more about NEP’s key business sectors.
These grants are available to young people aged between 16 and 34 years who have been resident in the Borough of Northampton for at least the past five years. Before applying, please check your address falls within the boundaries of Northampton Borough Council by clicking here.
Funding can be spent on any recognised qualification which will help individuals progress a career or begin a new career path (priority will be given to those skills relevant to the key priority sectors mentioned above). Additional costs relating to the training such as course materials/equipment may also be considered.
To apply, individuals should email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and an application form or phone Julie or Rebecca on 01604 609541/609382.
Application forms must be submitted to NEP by 5.00pm on Wednesday 20 April 2016.
Sir Thomas White was born in 1492 and was an English cloth merchant, Lord Mayor of London in 1553 and a civic benefactor and founder of St John's College, Oxford. Sir Thomas worked extensively in the clothing industry and gave benevolently to education throughout his life.
Following his death in 1567, Sir Thomas’ estate bequeathed a small fortune to buy land. Each year, profits from renting the land were to be given to young men in Leicester, Coventry, Nottingham, Warwick and Northampton to set themselves up in business or provide education.
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