Cornwall Council is considering providing match funding for projects seeking funding from the European Social Fund (ESF):

  • Up to £750,000 of match funding will be made available in relation to the ESF funding call for Access to employment for jobseekers and inactive people: Engagement and activity for the unemployed and inactive (OC05S20P1765). More information and guidance on how to apply to this opportunity is available here: CC Match Spec Access to employment for jobseekers and inactive people.

 

 

 

  • Up to £400,000 of match funding will be made available in relation to the ESF funding call for Sustainable Business and Future Skills (OC05S20P1766). More information and guidance on how to apply to this opportunity is available here: CC Match Spec Sustainable Business and Future Skills

The £2.25 million match funding proposed by Cornwall Council has been made available to support organisations looking for additional match funding for new and innovative projects in response to the latest Funding Calls from the European Social Fund.

Applicants should be aware that this process is competitive and that additional outcomes will be attached to this match funding. This will be in addition to those required by the Department for Work and Pensions who acts as the Managing Authority for ESF.

Depending on the number of applications received the Council reserves the right to reduce or increase the amount of funding available for calls.  Applications should clearly set out how other match funding opportunities have been included and how the application will help to plug match funding gaps that cannot be sourced from elsewhere.

Should an applicant wish to apply to more that one match funding opportunity,  a form should be completed for each separate application.

To apply for this opportunity, please request an Employment and Skills Match Funding application form from economicdevelopment@cornwall.gov.uk

Applications should be submitted to Economic Development Team no later than the 30th October 2020

For additional information applicants should contact Cornwall Council directly by email: economicdevelopment@cornwall.gov.uk