Government Launches New Integrated Communities English Language Programme – 31st October 2018 (England)

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a new Integrated Communities English language programme.  A total of £6 million is available between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are looking to support a small number of projects led by organisations, consortiums or partnerships that are capable of delivering at scale.

Projects should be targeted in areas with large concentrations of people who speak little or no English.  The Ministry is seeking providers to support communities with a high proportion of non-English speakers to help them integrate into British society by building their confidence to engage outside their immediate community and mix with people from different backgrounds alongside improving proficiency in English.

The is no minimum or maximum funding level indicated for projects.  Applicants are invited to state the total amount of funding they are requesting in 2019/20 to implement their project.

The funding will be targeted in areas identified as having a high proportion of non-english speakers.  A list of these can be found in Annex A of the funding prospectus.

The closing date for applications is 11.45pm on the 31st October 2018.

Useful Links:

Funding Prospectus

Application Form

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/integrated-communities-english-language-programme-prospectus

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