European Structural and Investment Fund Consultation. Theme 9: Promoting Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty Helen Hunt, Employment & Skills Policy Officer, Warwickshire County Council. Background.
Theme 9: Promoting Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty
Helen Hunt, Employment & Skills Policy Officer, Warwickshire County Council
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
Increasing employability through financial literacy
Labour market integration
Engaging and raising aspirations for young people
Adapting to Universal Credit
Money Management Skills
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
These are just some ideas, BIG are flexible and will work with us to determine the best way to deliver against our priorities.
BIG want to facilitate greater access for the VCS, target of 80%.
Funding will be delivered through grants not contracts.
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
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
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?