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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, including through career guidance and validation of acquired competencies.

Also aiming to address the root causes of poverty which create barriers to work so more people move closer or into employment through active inclusion.


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Food for Change

Working Together – Atlantic and Moor

Family Learning – Routes to improved health and well-being

Cultivator Skills

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

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ESF Call For Proposals: Deadline 1st January, 1970

£7.8m European funding call – Future Peninsula Round 2

Call title: Future Peninsula Round 2

Full application deadline: 18 December 2017

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This call is looking for applications:

  • to develop collaborative and innovative solutions that will address the underlying key challenges of high household costs, low earnings, household income, employability, poverty and debt. These are underlying societal issues that have affected Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for a long period of time but each impacts on the ability of individuals to progress and therefore the economy to grow.
  • to undertake ‘active research’ to develop activities to tackle these challenges. Projects will need to outline processes for identifying social innovation opportunities and how these are best developed. The use of ‘experts by experience’ will be key in the solution definition.

Location:  projects to cover the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership area.

Value:  Approximate call value £7,800,000.  Minimum project size £150,000 of European Social Funding to any single project.

Match: Minimum 20% match funding is required

Completion date:  The project must be completed no later than 18 June 2021

Deliverables/outputs/results:  see the call specification for the detail and minimum levels required.


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