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Overview

Enhancing equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in as many different settings as possible, upgrading the knowledge, skills, competencies of the workforce and promoting flexible learning pathways through career guidance and validation of acquired competencies.

Projects

Together for Tourism

Innovation in Higher Level Skills

Hospitality Table Cornwall

Excellence in Health & Care Skills Group

Digitising the Economy through Skills Development

Developing Skills for Business

Community Led Local Development – delivery (ESF)

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Skills Hub

Who Dares Works

Food for Change

Working Together – Atlantic and Moor

Family Learning – Routes to improved health and well-being

Cultivator Skills

Skills for Young People

SMART Tenants

Living Well To Work

Widening Participation Through Skills

Family and Community Essential Skills

Skills Support for the Workforce in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – Business Sector Led & Individual Led

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub

Community Led Local Development – preparatory stage

Active Calls

ESF Call For Proposals: Deadline 11th March, 2019

£1m European funding call: Creative Skills 2

Call title – Creative Skills 2

Closing Date – 11 March 2019

Download the full funding specification – call specification

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

The Creative Skills programme will be central to the promotion and development of the creative industries as a growing and innovative sector, through the alignment of industry needs with the skills development needs of the workforce and the enhanced relevance and capacity of sector specific education and skills provision. This approach to ‘business, careers and skills’ will enable local employers to be more involved in designing, delivering and enhancing the 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 and includes social enterprises. Key features of the project will be the development of employer consortia, apprenticeship and placements, test beds projects in the more remote parts of the region to address gaps in the market, greater alignment of education and skills provision with the training and development needs of the sector, employers, and the wider economy.

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.

ESF Call For Proposals: Deadline 13th March, 2009

£1.8m European Funding for Smart Specialisation Projects

Call title –A Skills for Growth: Smart Specialisation (OC05S18P1253)

Closing date – 13 March 2019

Download the call specification – Read more

Up to £1.8m is now available through the European Social Fund (ESF) to run projects that increase skills in the Smart Specialisation areas in the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (C&IoS).

This Call seeks applications that will deliver an employer led approach to develop, trial and deliver the skills requirements of C&IoS businesses involved in the Smart Specialisation sectors ie agri-tech, digital economy, e-health and e-wellbeing, marine technology, space and aerospace.

The focus of any proposed project must relate to ‘business needs’ that are ‘employer identified’ with the beneficiary businesses being those involved in the projects and in line with the C&IoS LEP Smart Specialisation Skills Framework (Feb 2016)

There are a number of complementary ESF and ERDF Calls and projects either currently operating or about to begin. These can be found on  the C&IoS Growth Programme website.  Applicants should ensure their offer aligns with and adds value to these existing contracts but does not duplicate or overlap with them.

Consideration should be given to:

– supporting collaborative projects, placements, or other activities with relevant SMEs that enable employees to gain industry relevant experience, and

– skills building capacity in SMEs to provide project/placement/internship opportunities and enhance the contribution of advanced skills to SME growth.

Any applicant should address how they would be responsive to changing business needs over the course of any project.

For more information, download the call specification.

Applicant support

Potential applicants can make use of the Access to the Programme Team who offer free specialist support for applicants and can be contacted on  accesstotheprogramme@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk

More information about how this team can help.

ESF Call For Proposals: Deadline 19th February, 2019

£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.

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