EU Settlement Scheme – local grant funding opportunity

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Leeds City Council has allocated £20,000 to support outreach activity promoting the EU Settlement Scheme.

The EU Settlement Scheme was opened fully from end of March 2019 for EU citizens and their family members to apply for settled or pre-settled status depending on the number of years of residency in the UK.

In promoting take up of the scheme and consistent with the organisations’ vision for Leeds to be a compassionate city, the Council is committed to ensure appropriate support is in place for all our EU nationals.

The Council are aware that for some communities this needs to be a more front facing offer with outreach work to complement our local community hubs service.

Funding is to be allocated in small grants to local VCFS organisations to help deliver this programme.

Purpose of the Grant

To deliver outreach activity that includes the following key activities:

  • Raising awareness of EU citizens to the EU Settlement Scheme and how to apply
  • Promoting using nationally provided communication toolkits to ensure consistency of message
  • Providing assistance and signposting to Gov.UK site and to local Council community hubs offering digital assistance and ID checking services
  • Participation in local delivery network/forum

Further information is available to download here.

Closing date for applications: Friday 23rd August 2019.

For any additional questions, please contact: Baksho Uppal (Area Leader, Communities and Environment, Leeds City Council) baksho.uppal@leeds.gov.uk / 0113 3367860.

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Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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