The Social Mobility Fund was a grant scheme run by EN:Able Communities to provide funding to projects that aimed to improve Social Mobility across Yorkshire and Humber.

The projects that recieved grants were wide-ranging: helping both young and old people from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their full potential. A lot of these projects involved training and employment; but some undertook other activities too, such as improving community assets or facilitating access to a service in a traditionally deprived area.

The Social Mobility Fund followed the Community Investment Fund, which ran from 2015 to 2018. Over that time, we are proud to have been able to provide over £600,000 in funding to community projects and groups across Yorkshire and Humber – and we are looking forward to achieving even more in the future!

Rural Arts Yorkshire

With their funding, Rural Arts Yorkshire ran Makerchange - a 6-month long programme designed to upskill and train a cohort of learners in both art and business practices. Over the period, they helped 10 learners gain skills and confidence; and you can find out a little more about the project in the video below or in their report here.

Bright Box Maker Space

Bright Box's Community Youth Board worked together over a difficult lockdown to produce a community pizza oven with the funding they recieved, with the young people involved managing the project from start to finish! If you want to find out a little more, take a look at their journey in the video below, or read more in their report here.

The Conservation Volunteers

TVC's Hollybush Better Futures project works with a wide range of people, many of whom feel they have limited exployment opportunities. Through their work TVC looks to boost confidence and provide transferable skills and experience to enchance their volunteers future job chances.

You can read more about their work in their report here!