£1.5m European Funding Call: Skills Access Hub 2

Call title – Skills Access Hub 2

Closing Date – 19 February 2019

Download the full funding specification – call specification

Funding of up to £1.5m is available to further develop a bespoke Skills Access Hub in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The funding comes from the European Social Fund and forms part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme which aims to deliver economic regeneration for the region from 2014-2020.

The Skills Access Hub will be central to an Employer-Led Programme to develop the skills of the workforce.  This programme, co-ordinated through the Skills Access Hub, will directly engage with employers to identify and address their skills needs.  This approach to ‘business, careers and skills’ will enable local employers to be more involved in designing, delivering and enhancing skills for their workforce.

Support will be focused on micro, small and medium sized businesses, which form the majority of businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  Key features of the project will be skills brokerage, apprenticeship development, an innovation fund, sustainability and communication.

For full details of the call, please download the call specification.

Applicant Support

To support applicants, the Access to the Programme Team, funded by technical assistance, offer free specialist support for applicants and can be contacted on accesstotheprogramme@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk or 01872 323248.

Details of how this team can help can be found here:

Further information about the European Social Fund can be found here.