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Overview

Aiming to:
Improve the labour market relevance of education and training systems,
Facilitate the transition from education to work,
Strengthen vocational education and training systems and their quality

Using:
mechanisms for skills anticipation
adaptation of curricula
establishment and development of work based learning systems

By:
including dual learning systems
apprenticeship schemes.

Projects

Community Led Local Development – delivery (ESF)

Who Dares Works

I Can (completed)

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

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

Community Led Local Development – preparatory stage (completed)

Active Calls

ESF Call For Proposals: Deadline 3rd October, 2019

£5.6m European Funding: Future Skills for Business

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:

  • Strand 1 concentrating on higher level and technical qualifications in the Smart Specialisation sectors ie Level 4 and above.
  • Strand 2 to deliver generic skills delivery, in any sector identified, from Basic Skills to Level 3.

Strand 1. seeks applications that will deliver an approach to develop and/or deliver the higher level skills requirements of C&IoS businesses involved in the Smart Specialisation sectors i.e. agri-tech, digital economy, e-health and e-wellbeing, marine technology, space and aerospace. The allocation for Lot 1 is £3,300,000

Strand 2. seeks to deliver skills from Basic to Level 3. Applicants should again consider gaps in current delivery – both ESF funded projects as well as mainstream. The allocation for Lot 2 is £2,300,000.

Strategic Fit
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

Consortia/Partnership Applications
Applications are encouraged from consortia or other similar types of partnership
arrangements. In each such case the application must be completed and submitted
in the ECLAIMS IT system by the lead organisation on behalf of the
partnership/consortia.

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 29th August, 2019

£4.4m European Funding: Talent Pipeline

Call title – Talent Pipeline – OC05S19P1433

Call closes – 29 August 2019

Download the full funding specification- call specification

Call to run a project to develop collaborative and innovative solutions that will help identify, engage and support individuals furthest from the labour market.

Funding of up to £4.4m is available for a project will engage economically inactive and unemployed people and  enable them to progress into employment or wider employability programmes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS).

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

Employment, education and skills are major factors in promoting social and economic inclusion and combating poverty. In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS) work is ongoing to tackle the key issues of a low wage, high living cost economy and  enable people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to look forward to a more inclusive society, with an innovative approach to problem solving and providing individuals and families with a better balance between income and cost.

There are now a wide range of ESF funded projects and mainstream opportunities delivered through (C&IoS) for individuals to gain relevant work related employment and skills opportunities. However, it is difficult for individuals to identify the right option and support that will enable them to access and progress through their chosen programme.

Through this call it is expected that  the projects funded will  become a  new “Talent Pipeline” that provide guidance to individuals and support them in accessing the current ESF funded and mainstream projects available. In offering signposting as well as wraparound support to economically inactive and unemployed people facing particular difficulties, including, but not only, disability, the overall aim of the project will be to enable participants to progress into employment or wider employability programmes (mainstream or ESF) and thus develop a more inclusive labour market within C&IoS.

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 29th August, 2019

£4m European Funding: Future Peninsula 3

Call title –Future Peninsula 3 (OC05S19P1434)

Download the full funding specification- call specification

Deadline: 29 August 2019

Call to run a project to engage economically inactive and unemployed people in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP area.

Funding of up to £4m is available for a project will engage economically inactive and unemployed people and  enable them to progress into employment or wider employability programmes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS).

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

Employment, education and skills are major factors in promoting social and economic inclusion and combating poverty. In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS) work is ongoing to tackle the key issues of a low wage, high living cost economy.

This call seeks applications to develop collaborative and innovative solutions that will engage economically inactive and unemployed people facing particular difficulties to build trust and confidence, acquiresoft and basic skills and to enable them to progress into employment or wider employability programmes (mainstream or ESF). This will help enable people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to look forward to a more inclusive society, with an innovative approach to problem solving and providing individuals and families with a better balance between income and cost.

Key to the success of projects will be alignment with the 2014-2020 programme of projects and applicants should consider new and emerging ESF funded programmes as well as adding value to mainstream delivery. This will ensure the project complements and does not duplicate other activity.

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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