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European Structural and Investment Fund Consultation. Theme 9: Promoting Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty Helen Hunt, Employment & Skills Policy Officer, Warwickshire County Council. Background.

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european structural and investment fund consultation

European Structural and Investment Fund Consultation

Theme 9: Promoting Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty

Helen Hunt, Employment & Skills Policy Officer, Warwickshire County Council

background

Background

Notional allocation of £58m for the 3 ESF themes of Employment, Skills and Social Inclusion

In Coventry & Warwickshire we have £11m allocated to social inclusion, once match funded this will be £22m over the 7 years.

Govtwants to use these funds to lift 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion

coventry warwickshire has some significant pockets of deprivation our priorities are

Coventry & Warwickshire has some significant pockets of deprivation. Our priorities are:

Increasing employability through financial literacy

Labour market integration

Engaging and raising aspirations for young people

increasing employability through financial literacy

Increasing employability through financial literacy

Tackling debt

Adapting to Universal Credit

Money Management Skills

labour market integration
Labour market integration
  • Tackling barriers to work in troubled families
  • Tackling barriers to work for those further from the labour market, including lone parents, ex-offenders, some BME groups, disabled people, drug and alcohol users
  • Supporting alternative routes to integration, including establishing or seeking employment within social enterprise and the provision of volunteering opportunities within the community
engaging and raising aspirations for young people

Engaging and raising aspirations for young people

Supporting vulnerable young people to engage

Removing barriers to participation for young people

Raising aspiration, particularly for young lone parents, those with special needs, young offenders and care leavers

next steps to deliver
Next Steps to deliver
  • Opt-in offer from BIG Lottery - LEP Board has approved this in principle
  • Identify how much we could match at local level for locally managed programmes
big lottery opt in
BIG Lottery opt-in
  • Improving financial confidence
  • Talent Match
  • Multiple and complex needs
  • Social investment

These are just some ideas, BIG are flexible and will work with us to determine the best way to deliver against our priorities.

big lottery 2

BIG Lottery (2)

BIG want to facilitate greater access for the VCS, target of 80%.

Funding will be delivered through grants not contracts.

Two processes:

Lead organisation to co-ordinate a portfolio of activities. This organisation will co-ordinate the funding and act as main contact for BIG Lottery

Direct applications for individual projects

locally managed programmes

Locally Managed Programmes

Establish a LEP group to take ownership of employment and social inclusion themes

Determine most effective delivery approach

Open calls for proposals for projects that cover the indicative activities

what we need to know from you

What we need to know from you

Looking at the indicative actions, have we missed anything fundamental?

Have we identified any activities that you don’t think should be there?

What do you think will be the most effective delivery approach?

What do you think the local commissioning element should look like?

what we need to know from you 2
What we need to know from you (2)
  • Match funding?
  • Any other comments?
  • Don’t forget your consultation questionnaire – due in 19th December
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