Enabling Progression in Entry Level
Jobs in South East
Call to run a project to deliver programmes within South East LEP area to support individuals with no qualifications or with level one only (and equivalent) to progress. Through this call, the Managing Authority is seeking project(s) to deliver programmes to support individuals with no qualifications or with level one only (and equivalent) to progress. Priority sectors for delivery include construction, IT and digital, logistics, finance, education, health and care. Innovative programmes are welcomed, as are examples of best practice and a good track record of delivery within the SELEP area.
The project must take place in the South East LEP Area but does not need to cover the whole geography.
Up to £2m of funding is available.
Full application deadline: 26th September 2019
The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.
Driving Apprenticeship growth across the SELEP area
A new ESF call has been launched this week looking for projects to drive apprenticeship growth across the SELEP area.
There are two calls available:
- A call to run a project to offer support to individuals to undertake apprenticeships, and to employers (particularly SMEs) to offer apprenticeships, including promoting opportunities and offering a locally relevant in depth support service. This could include supporting employers to access unspent levy in order to open up apprenticeship opportunities.
- Call to run a project support SME’s to offer more apprenticeships, working with local partners and existing provision.
There are huge opportunities for unemployed people to move into employment and for employed people and SMEs to upskill and retrain in the SELEP area, given the right support and knowledge.
There is a need to support individuals, ensure alignment to growth sectors and also the large proportion of SMEs across the SELEP area, who may lack capacity to navigate the apprenticeship levy and reforms.
Projects must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed project start date. All ESF Projects must be completed by 31st December 2023 at the latest.
Notice of Community Grants Round 2 of Funding
New grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 will shortly be available to third sector organisations of any size, and small organisations from other sectors, which support unemployed or inactive adults. This will be the second round of funding in Kent, Medway, Essex and Thurrock, awarded by the ESFA under their Community Grants Scheme via European Social Fund funding (ESF).
Across Kent, Medway, Essex and Thurrock the allocation of grants is being managed by CXK Ltd. The money is for organisations that help people progress into employment or learning and training. This may be through first contact engagement activities; projects which improve confidence, motivation and social integration such as sport, gardening, music or art; the development of local networks and groups to support people to get a job or access learning; or softer skills development.
The grants are particularly targeted towards organisations that help four key priority groups including people over 50s, individuals with disabilities, people from ethnic minorities and females.
Kent, Medway, Essex and Thurrock.
Grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 are available.
Applications open: 2nd September 2019. Full application deadline: 30th September 2019.