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Economic participation programme 2010 2011

Economic Participation Programme 2010-2011

Briefing Session

Friday 12th March 2010

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Economic Participation Programme 2010-2011

Setting the Scene – Murray Foster

Economic Participation Programme – Adrian Harris

Investment Template 2010-11 – Matthew Harrington

Timetable for Project Selection – Adrian Harris

Friday 12th March 2010

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Economic Participation Programme 2010-2011

Setting the Scene

Murray Foster

Chair, Economic, Community, Environment Partnership Board

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Economic Participation Programme 2010-2011

Adrian Harris

External Funding Officer

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

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Economic Participation Programme 2009-2010

Southend Together was awarded

£2.2m by EEDA.

Through 2009-10 seventeen projects were allocated a combination of revenue and capital funding to assist the Borough through the recession.

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Economic Participation Programme 2010-11

The allocation for the region is as follows:

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Economic Participation Programme 2010-11

Eligible Revenue Expenditure


This should include staffing costs for personnel directly or indirectly engaged on the project. Timesheets will be needed.


These costs could include rent, rates, heat, light and service charges.

  • Other Revenue

  • Any eligible revenue expenditure not covered above, provided it can be clearly demonstrated that these are directly related to the delivery of the project. This could include:

  • Marketing

  • Publicity

  • Office equipment

  • Software

  • Other expendable supplies

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Economic Participation Programme 2010-2011

Southend Together

Investment Template

Matthew Harrington

Economic Participation ProgrammeInvestment Template 2010-2011 Expression of Interest and Full Business Case

Matt Harrington – Skills Development Officer01702 [email protected]

Budget and targets
Budget and Targets

  • Budget – Revenue Only - £737,711

  • Targets – All projects must have an impact on LAA national indicators as below:

    • NI 7 – Environment for a thriving 3rd sector

    • NI 117 – 16-18 year old who are NEET

    • NI 152 – Working age people on out of work benefits

    • NI 164 – Working age population qualified to at least level 3 or higher

    • NI 166 – Average earnings of employees in the area

    • NI 171 – New business registration rate

Investment template
Investment Template

  • The template offers an overview of the complete programme. Below are some of the key points from the template:

    • Target audience/ work group

      In Section 1 of the template. Target audiences are identified and the challenges to economic participation are highlighted.

    • Priorities

      In Section 2 of the template. The priorities link to the LAA targets and are what EPP funds will be used for. The 3 priorities are:

      - Support Business Sustainability and New Enterprise Creation

      - Developing and Growing a Local Skills Base

      - To Increase Investment in People and Places

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Investment Template

  • Additionality/Sustainability

    In section 3 of the template. All projects will need to identify their additionality and sustainability.

  • Outcomes/Outputs

    In section 4 and 5. The investment template shows the minimum expected outputs from the programme. Projects need to deliver as many targets as possible as well as any strategic added value.

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Investment Template

  • Cross Cutting Themes

    The key cross cutting theme for Southend is Equality and Diversity in all programmes. At business case, all projects will have to submit an Equality Impact Assessment.

  • Governance

    This section identifies the governance arrangements and project process for 2010/11. It also highlights the requirements and expectations of the projects for 2010/11.

  • The template is essential to writing a good EOI and full business case. Use the template to evidence need for projects, and show the strategic fit between your programme and EPP priorities.

  • Expression of interest
    Expression of Interest

    • Not the same as last year

    • Have an evidenced need for your project.

    • Have a clear outline of the project, not too much detail, this is not the Full Business Case.

    • Include an overview of expected target outcomes and outputs, these will be essential for the scoring group and measuring value for money.

    • Include an outline sustainability and/or exit strategy for after the funding year. This will be essential at Full Business Case.

    • Include the amount of funds required, and highlight any match funding available.

    • Guidance for all the sections of the EOI are available in the Investment Template.

    • EOIs due – 26th March 2010.

    Business case
    Business Case

    • Have an in depth explanation of the project, and its target audience.

    • Make sure your business case is well considered and achievable. The business case is a living document and will be referred to. What is outlined in a business case must be delivered.

    • A full breakdown outputs and outcomes with time frames, including SAV and additional outputs.

    • A full financial breakdown of the project, explaining what funding will be spent on, and assurances that it can be spent within the time frame of EPP. Any match funding will need to be included in this.

    • Project Management, Evaluation and reporting structures are essential to show how the project will operate in the short time frame and fulfil its obligations to provide evaluation and reports.

    • Sustainability/Exit Strategy – EEDA willwant this before any funding is agreed.

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    Economic Participation Programme 2010-2011

    The Timetable

    Adrian Harris

    External Funding Officer

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

    Expression of interest deadline

    Expression of Interest Deadline

    10 working days

    Friday 26th March, 5pm

    To be submitted to:

    Adrian Harris

    by email, original by post signed

    Scoring panel

    Scoring Panel

    Friday 9th April

    To be made up of members of the EPP Sub Group

    Full business case deadline

    Full Business CaseDeadline

    10 working days

    Friday 23rd April, 5pm

    To be submitted to:

    Adrian Harris

    by email, original by post signed

    Sent for internal assessment

    Sent for Internal Assessment

    26th-7th May

    Carried out by Matt Harrington

    Southend together sign off

    Southend Together Sign off

    Friday 14th May

    Forwarded to EEDA