Coast to Capital has an ESF budget of £28 million. Please see below for information on our calls and contracted projects.

ESF is facilitated in the Coast to Capital area through the "Maximizing the benefit of ESF in Coast to Capital" Technical Assistance project, which is worth £109,392 in ESF. The project is led by Coast to Capital, with Surrey County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council providing support.

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BREAKING NEWS - £6 million ESF available in Coast to Capital

 

Two direct Calls were published by the Department of Work and Pensions in October 2019 for applications under ESF investment priorities 2.1 and 2.2, and a further direct Call for investment priority 2.1 was published in November. 

 

Investment Priority 2.1: Equal access to learning for all age groups, upgrading the skills of the workforce, flexible learning, careers guidance, validation of competence.

 

Investment Priority 2.2: Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems.

 

Digital Transformation and Upskilling in Coast to Capital

  • £2 million ESF, Investment Priorities 2.1 and 2.2 (Joint Call)

 

  • Under this Call we aim to fund projects that will support SME’s to identify digital training needs, and provide training for employees to develop their digital skills.

 

 

  • Call window closes at midnight on 02 January 2020

 

Skills for the Mature Workforce

  • £2 million ESF, Investment Priority 2.1

 

  • Under this Call we aim to fund projects that will support the careers of older workers in Coast to Capital through a variety of activities and provision.

 

 

  • Call window closes at midnight on 08 January 2020

 

Skills for the Future of Your Workforce

  • £2 million ESF, Investment Priority 2.1

 

  • Through this ESF Call we aim to fund projects that will provide support to prepare individuals in the workforce for the future of work in Coast to Capital.

 

 

  • Call window closes at midnight on 28 January 2020

 

Events to launch these Calls were held on Wednesday 16 October and Thursday 14 November - presention slides from these events are available to download in the 'Related Resources' section of this page.

 

Guidance on how to apply can also be found in the 'Related Resources' section, including full guidance on how to submit an application through the new ESF Eclaims one stage application process.

 

Contracted Projects 

20 ESF projects have been contracted in the Coast to Capital area totalling £12.4 million ESF, 15 of which are currently delivering. These projects range from helping people who are furthest away from employment through to up-skilling people who are in employment.

 

For further in depth information on these projects please click on the ‘ESF Current Projects Listing 2019’ document in the related resources section to the right of this page.

 

Closed Calls

There are currently four Calls that have now closed and applications are going through the review process.

 

Opt-In/Direct Call

Call

Direct Call

1.1 Access to employment for job seekers and inactive people

Direct Call

1.4 Active inclusion including equal opportunities & improving employability

Direct Call

2.1 Equal access to learning for all age groups, upgrading the skills of the workforce, flexible learning, careers guidance, validation of competence

Direct Call

2.1 Equal access to learning for all age groups, upgrading the skills of the workforce, flexible learning, careers guidance, validation of competence

 

Claire Witz

Skills Manager

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