Grant Fund - EU Settlement Scheme Outreach Project

Closing date for applications: Friday 23 August 2019

The EU Settlement was opened fully from end of March 2019 for EU citizens to apply for settled or pre-settled status dependent on the number of years of residency in the UK.  To support people to apply the government has offered a range of support including digital assistance services and ID checking. As well as encouraging local authorities to support EU citizens through raising awareness of the scheme, the government have funded a number of national third sector organisations to assist vulnerable groups with complex cases such as not having relevant residency documents.  
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  
Monitoring and Evaluation 
To include:
·         Numbers and backgrounds of EU citizens supported
·         Neighbourhoods within which  outreach activities were undertaken
·         Feedback of issues and barriers to take up of EUSS  
Applications/Expressions of Interest
To Include: An outline of your proposal (no more than 2 sides of A4).
To detail proposed geographical focus; target communities; numbers to be supported and outline of activities to engage EU citizens. Additional to this please provide breakdown of grant funding spend (maximum allocation per application is up to £5,000).
Closing date for applications: Friday 23 August 2019
For further Information Contact Baksho Uppal (Area Leader, Communities and Environment, Leeds City Council)  / 0113 3367860