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Northampton: European Social Fund grant opportunities- PM Information Event

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The Holding Room - Guildhall First Floor

St Giles Square

Northampton

NN1 1DE

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This information event is your opportunity to learn about the match-fund opportunities for projects that support people facing multiple barriers to employment and help people to develop skills to get jobs.

The event is for local organisations who:

• want to know more about the types of projects that can apply for European Social Fund (ESF) funding

• are interested in applying for ESF grants and require more details about the application processes

• would like to discuss opportunities for project collaboration

• want to know more about future funding opportunities through the European Social Fund.

It is anticipated that two ESF social inclusion calls will open in early January 2017. Project’s that could apply for these funding calls should aim to;

Access to Employment- ensure young people and adults are equipped with the skills and support they will need to secure and sustain employment. This will be achieved through promoting inclusion, raising aspirations, facilitating educational excellence and delivering an employment and skills system that responds quickly and effectively to changing business needs. We need the delivery of employment support and skills provision that is designed specifically to address the local needs of locally targeted communities. (Call value approximately £5m)

Active Inclusion - co-ordinate and deliver integrated wrap-around employment support activities to help those furthest from the labour market. These should provide a mechanism for engaging with appropriate unemployed individuals early in their benefit claim and, clear referral routes from and to key local partners. Eligible individuals will present with severe and/or complex challenges to work that together put them at high risk of long term unemployment. (Call value approximately £3.3m)

SEMLEP has three other ESF calls that will close in December 2017. Subject to the level of interest it is anticipated that these will be re-opened in Late February/Early March 2018.

The minimum ESF grant allocated will be £50,000. All projects will require 50% match-fund, therefore the minimum project value should be £100,000.

Applications can be submitted for projects that focus on support local communities in Northampton, those that offer support and assist across wider areas in the SEMLEP area or projects that cover the whole of the South East Midlands.

For further information please refer to:

Details of the South East Midlands local ESIF Strategy

Details of the Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership local ESIF Strategy

Details of the South East Midlands 2017-2020 Implementation Plan

Details of the South East Midlands 2017 ESF Data Refresh

Details of the South East Midlands Skills Strategy

Access and Dietary Requirements:

Please let us know if you have any access or dietary requirements, as lunch will be provided, in advance by email to emma.wilkinson@semlep.com or telephone 01234 436100.

Directions and parking information for the venue can be found https://www.northampton.gov.uk/directory-record/169/st-johns-multi-storey

A small budget is available to support the participation of small* Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations to SEMLEP events. We can provide up to £35 towards childcare costs, and support with reasonable travel costs. Travel must be within the SEMLEP area, if travelling by car a standard £0.45 per mile will be reimbursed; if travelling by public transport the full cost of the ticket will be reimbursed (no first-class train tickets are allowed).

In order to take advantage of this you will be required to fill in an expenses form and return to SEMLEP.

*with a turn over lower than £300K per annum.

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