Life Skills Project

Delivering services that will support targeted groups of economically inactive people

Total available
£14 million
Application deadline

See programme details

What's it all about?

This programme is now closed for new applications

The Life Skills project had approximately £14 million available to deliver services throughout Wales that supported targeted groups of economically inactive people to engage or re-engage with education, learning, volunteering and employment.

It was a focused project targeting the following specific participant groups:

  • care leavers
  • carers and former carers returning to work
  • economically inactive families
  • older people 50+.

This is the first time that National Lottery money was matched with European Social Fund (ESF) at source. The ESF funding was distributed via the Welsh European Funding Office.

The overall aims of the Life Skills project were to:

  • enable participants from the target groups to develop their life skills, increase their confidence and re-engage and continue to access education, learning, volunteering or employment.
  • develop individual long-term support plans to enable beneficiaries to continue to access and remain in education, learning or employment opportunities, in collaboration with other agencies.

The Life Skills project was not a grant-making programme. The project followed a strict competitive tender process (the Restricted Procedure Process) in accordance with EU Directives and UK Regulations.