In the past, the majority of EN:Able Communities income was generated through EN:Procure’s frameworks. Through this, and since its creation in 2015, the charity has given over £1.1m (to end of March 2018) in grants and awards to local community groups and projects across Yorkshire and Humber.
However the charity is now working to develop its own income streams by applying to grant funders and seeking contracts from national and local governmental bodies. This extra income will improve ENC’s autonomy and allow us to provide greater outcomes above and beyond what was achieved previously.
This January, our Charity Trustees outlined their vision for ENC going forward. They agreed that, in the 2019 - 2023 Business Planning Cycle, ENC should focus on three specific Objects:
The promotion of urban or rural regeneration usually, but not always, in recognised areas of social and economic deprivation;
To relieve unemployment;
To advance education, training or retraining, particularly among unemployed people, and provide unemployed people with work experience.
ENC are currently committed to achieving these Objects through two separate and distinct avenues: our Social Mobility Fund and through the procurement of funding for community-focused projects and schemes.
Most recently we are proud to say that we have been able to secure a large amount of funding to create a new training hub, the Humber Construction Hub, in Hull. Alongside a number of local training providers and community groups, the HCH will help upskill and find employment for local people across the construction sector for the next 10 years.
To learn more about the charity, or to get involved please contact ENC’s Head of Operations Simeon Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on 0330 606 1460.