The ESFA has launched an ESF Opt-in tender round.
C2C are currently working with ESFA and DWP regarding the investment priority areas and funding for this tender round.
ESFA have now provided a timetable, which is as follows:
- Launch of Invitations to Tender - 20 August 2018
- Close of Invitation to Tender – 17 September 2018
- Contracts to be in place - by February 2019
- Delivery commences - April 2019
- Delivery completed - December 2020
The calls for the Coast to Capital area are expected to include specifications for projects in the following:
- Skills Support for the Unemployed
- Community Grants
- Skills Support for the Workforce and Redundancy
Calls will be published at https://education.bravosolution.co.uk
Also see the E-tendering Portal Guidance document in the “Related Resources” section on the right of this page which provides guidance to those wishing to access the Bravo Solution E-tendering Portal.
Coast to Capital we are planning on holding an information event on 23 August 2018. The event will be an opportunity for prospective applicants to hear more about the Opt-In Calls and make contact with potential partners and develop project ideas.
This event is now fully booked. However, we are holding a waiting list and if there is enough interest a further event will be held. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the waiting list.
We will update this page with further news as we receive it.
DIRECT CALLS UPDATE: £14.09m ESF for the Coast to Capital LEP area has now been launched by DWP
The £14.09m ESF comprises of:
- £6.09m ESF in Priority Axis 1: Inclusive Labour Market
Investment Priority 1.1: Access to employment for job seekers and inactive people. Call worth £3.55 million ESF.
This call seeks to support unemployed adults to transition into employment and self-employment
Investment Priority 1.4: Active inclusion including equal opportunities & improving employability. Call worth £2.54 million ESF
This call seeks to support unemployed and inactive people who face multiple barriers to work.
- £8m ESF in Priority Axis 2: Skills for Growth
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. Call worth £8 million ESF
This call seeks to provide training, support and guidance to increase productivity and economic growth.
These calls are all ESF direct calls which require 50% match funding.
The Call Specifications can be found on the .GOV website at this link
In the “Related Resources” section on the right of this page you will the latest version of the Coast to Capital ESIF Strategy and also the latest versions of the DWP outline application form and outline application guidance.
To view information regarding the Coast to Capital Strategic Economic Plan see this link
For further information or advice and guidance on any of the above please contact Claire Witz, ESF Project Manager on (01403) 333840 or Claire.email@example.com
We have 16 projects underway totaling £7.43m in ESF. 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 Contracted Projects – Further Details’ document in the related resources section to the right of this page.