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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

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

including dual learning systems
apprenticeship schemes.


Community Led Local Development – delivery (ESF)

Who Dares Works

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

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 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, 2013

£7.8m European Funding call for improving access to employment

Call title –Access to Employment: Health and Wellbeing Project call in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Area (Ref OC05S18P1252)

Closing date – 13 March 2019

Download the call specification – Read more

Up to £7.8m is now available through the European Social Fund (ESF) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS) for projects that will provide access to employment.  The funding forms part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme, delivering economic regeneration from 2014-2020.

This call seeks applications to develop collaborative and innovative solutions that will address the underlying key challenges of breaking the cycle of ill health and/or reliance on benefits that can lead to issues such as low earnings, household income issues, long term unemployment, poverty and debt.

These are underlying societal issues that have affected C&IoS for a long period of time but each impacts on the ability of individuals to progress and therefore the economy to grow. Clear links between long term unemployment and ill health have been long recognised.

Applications are sought to work with unemployed and inactive people, especially those who are in receipt of health related benefits and provide support to help break the cycle of service reliance, and successfully return to employment.

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 / 01872 323248.

More information about how this team can help.


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