Our Learning Choices Legacy Fund is no longer able to accept applications, all the funds having now been awarded to individuals to help them move into employment, self-employment or training.  

Learning Choices Northumberland Ltd was a charity active in Northumberland from 1999 until 31 March 2013. The charity worked with a wide range of individuals to help them improve levels of qualifications, gain further work related experience to assist them back into employment or progress further in their existing jobs/careers. Additionally, the organisation provided careers advice and/or financial help to purchase vital work specific equipment or clothing.

When the company closed a small amount of reserves remained unspent and this was passed to Northumberland CVA to administer a small grants fund to continue to support local people who have secured employment after a period of one month or more of unemployment.  This fund is now exhausted. 

Awarded in accordance with the objects of Learning Choices Northumberland and the wishes of its trustees, these grants have provided an invaluable lifeline for people who have been unemployed for a long period of time, to enable them to move into the workplace or set up their own small business.