£29 million EU funding to break down employment barriers
The Communities for Work (CfW) and Parents Childcare and Employment (PaCE) programmes, both of which are supported by the European Social Fund and delivered in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), local authorities and the third sector, will now continue until June 30, 2022.
An additional £23.4 million of EU funding will be provided for the CfW programme, with an extra £5.6 million for PaCE. This will bring EU, Welsh Government and DWP investment in the 2 programmes to £123 million over their lifetime.
CfW supports those furthest from the labour market, and living in the most deprived communities in Wales, where there is a realistic prospect of moving them closer to work and into employment. Meanwhile PaCE specifically supports parents into training or employment where childcare is their main barrier.