Call title – Future Skills for Business –OC05S19P1464
Call closes – 3 October 2019, midnight
Download the full funding specification- call specification.
Call to run a project to help create a skilled workforce to increase economic growth in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Area.
Funding of up to £5.6m is available for projects that will further develop the skills of the workforce and improve productivity in C&IoS. There is a need to further invest in supporting our businesses to develop their employees’ skills base in order to close the gap with national average skills levels. The area has the lowest levels of productivity, measured by GVA per hour, of any area in the UK. In addition, the percentage of people with both lower and higher level qualifications need to be increased in order to address skills gaps and to ensure that companies have the ability to grow and become more productive.
The funding comes from the European Social Fund (ESF) and forms part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (C&IoS) Growth Programme which aims to deliver economic regeneration for the region from 2014-2020.
This funding call comprises of two strands. The allocation for this Call is £5,600,000 and is broken down as follows:
Applicants must evidence how their delivery model contributes to the C&IoS ITI Strategy, specifically:
- Strategic Priority: Growth for Business
Objective 4: Increase workforce productivity through skills and career development programmes
- Strategic Priority: Future Economy
Objective 2: To invest in activities with growth potential that support C&IoS transition to becoming a ‘green and marine’ region