South and East Cornwall LAG

South and East Cornwall LAG

COVID-19 Employment and Skills transition support

CLLD is launching a new call to facilitate the transition of workers who were affected by COVID-19 and have lost their job or those who are looking to return to work after a period of unemployment. We recognise there are particular challenges faced by people who worked in the hospitality, arts, retail and tourism sectors and would also welcome projects with a specific focus on those who are over 50 or have a disability.

The call is for projects that offer training, confidence building, and skills development that will enable out-of-work individuals to either:

1. re-skill or up-skill in order to promptly pivot to new sectors, and/or
2. to pro-actively prepare for the new post-COVID-19 workplace

This call is relevant to you if your organisation provides support for people to increase confidence and aspiration and/or training in skills development towards employability and can support people through an individual-led approach into further training or employment. You may also have links with local employers with routes into employment.

Total grant funding amount available: £161,500 (European Social Fund – ESF)

Expected intervention rate: 80%

Match: to be from non-EU sources.

Minimum total project costs: Project total costs must be at least £50,000 (i.e. Minimum £40,000 CLLD ESF grant per project).

Outputs: 85x 01 Participants

Timescales: See the call specification for a breakdown.

Expression of Interest deadline: 12noon 12th February 2021

Submission and support with your application

We strongly encourage all interested parties to attend our online Information Session on the 19th January as this will provide an opportunity to clarify any points relating to the call specification, such as eligibility, match funding and any other issues. To reserve your place please follow this link.

To submit a project for this call please complete the Expression of Interest form which must be emailed to CLLD no later than 12 noon on the 12th February.  No late applications will be accepted.