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Greater Lincolnshire LEP European Social Fund Networking Event
Fri 21 April 2017, 13:30 – 15:30 BST
The networking event is is aimed at people who want to find out about the current European Social Fund delivery activity, in the Greater Lincolnshire area.
This is an opportunity to support and promote with work around skills and training, which will be happening through the programme, to support individuals with their own individuals skills and training needs.
All of the delivery providers will be providing information about their activity, at the event.
European Social Fund - What does the fund support?
The European Social Fund (ESF) is the strand of European funding that supports people into jobs and provides training, and better employment prospects, for those already in work. It supports job-seekers as well as those who are not actively seeking work; young people; people in low paid or low skilled jobs; people who need additional training to progress in-work; and it can be used to improve the relevance of education and training so that it better meets the needs of the local labour market. The Greater Lincolnshire area has been allocated £45m over a seven-year period.
In order to bring forward projects for delivery, our local ESF allocation requires match funding at a rate of 40%; so around £26m in total. Three national organisations are providing this match funding, because the area has chosen to 'opt-in' to their match funding proposals.
Department of Work & Pensions - providing support and mentoring to unemployed individuals, to move back into work
Big Lottery Fund –helping individuals furthest away from the labour market to make steps towards employment. Provision includes - considering employment options,engagement into learning, & money and debt advice
Skills Funding Agency – providing skills training and qualifications to individuals who are in work and who are also unemployed. Activity that is covered includes:
Skills Support to the Workforce – providing eligible training to employees working for Greater Lincolnshire.
Apprenticeship Growth Programme - supporting businesses through the process to recruit an Apprentice and supporting unemployed residents to apply for Apprenticeship vacancies
NEET Information, Advice and Guidance – preparing unemployed young people for local jobs by providing inspiration about local jobs and industry
Specialist Skills Advisor Network – helping business owners to articulate their skills needs and matching that with appropriate training
Industry Specialists Teaching & Knowledge Exchange Programme – supporting businesses to collaborate with local Colleges and Training Providers so that curriculums and knowledge within local training organisations is current
Skills Support to the Unemployed – training for residents who are unemployed
Greater Lincolnshire Careers and Industry project - developing a local online resource of information about local industry/sectors, helping to change perceptions about skills needs