Do you want to have a say in helping local communities connect with economic opportunities in parts of Newcastle and Wallsend?
We’re looking for around 12 to 15 people who live, and/or work, and/or volunteer in Newcastle and Wallsend to work together with the support of Newcastle and North Tyneside Councils to make a real difference in helping residents and businesses improve their chances in the local economy.
Community Led Local Development (CLLD) is about bringing together local communities to understand the challenges and experiences that can make it difficult for people to find employment, or start and run a business of their own. It is also about sharing ideas and exploring solutions. A key part of CLLD is to form a Local Action Group, representing public, private, community and voluntary sectors to review information about these issues, look at what support and solutions should be put in place to tackle them, and then to decide the allocation of European Funding to make that support a reality.
Your input will initially last for a year and subject to funding, possibly for another 5 years. This is a volunteering opportunity; however expenses (e.g. travel, childcare) will be reimbursed and training will be made available at no cost for you.
If you are interested, please read the applicant pack, complete the expression of interest form and submit it to NCVS by 5:00pm on 29 March.
Another opportunity to express an interest will run from mid-May to end of June 2016.
CLLD North of the Tyne is part-funded by the ESIF Programme 2014-20