An ESF-funded programme provides a boost to people struggling with low skills, poverty and unemployment in Britain.
The £5 million (EUR 5.97 million) fund will be distributed in the Greater Cambridge Great Peterborough (GCGP) area and will support more than 1 500 people.
Despite high employment figures, many GCGP areas have deprived communities facing inter-generational poverty and joblessness. Over 16 000 children grow up in poverty. The four community projects receiving funding are Community Connections North, Community Connections South, New Horizons and eMploY-ABILITY.
The project, part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, is co-financed by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.