The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is seeking proposals for capital projects that will result in a more appropriately skilled workforce.
OPEN FOR BIDS: CLOSING DATE 31st AUGUST 2017
The Skills Capital Investment Fund has been developed by the LEP using the third round allocation of Single Local Growth Fund. A £6.4million fund is available for training organisations to enable them to deliver additional or more relevant training* that meets the needs of employers within the six priority sectors.
The LEP seeks to improve and modernise the local skills and training infrastructure so that businesses have fewer barriers to growth. The outcome will be that employers are better able to upskill their existing workforce, or find the relevant skills they need within the local talent pool.
* Please note that the fund cannot be used to deliver training.
Applicants must be approved to deliver education and training on the current Education and Skills Funding Agency register of training organisations, and projects that duplicate or displace existing good quality provision within an area will not be considered. They will also need to demonstrate how they will use their own revenue budgets to engage with a wide range of local employers and to advise learners about careers within the six priority sectors.
Full details of the fund, and a business case template are available below. Applicants should read the the full details of this programme before completing their proposal.
Match funding is required.
This is a capital project so capital match funding is expected, however revenue match will be counted if it is clearly part of the investment. The revenue cost of delivering training is not counted as match funding.