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Innovation Roadshow – Scarborough 15 November 2017

When: Wednesday 15th November, 8am-10am
Where: Scarborough UTC, 1 Ashburn Road, Scarborough, YO11 2JW

Meet new potential clients and business support organisations, and hear from local businesses who have benefited from funding opportunities – all over breakfast. Attendance is free and breakfast is provided. Book your place via the Eventbrite link below or email papi-project@york.ac.uk for more information.

Innovation Roadshow

ESF Calls Released 13.10.17

Humber Graduate Internship Programme (OC18S17P0908) Call to run a project to deliver a Student and Graduate Internship Programme in the Humber LEP area.

Skills for Growth: Specialist Skills in YNYER LEP Area (OC39S17P0900) Call to run a project to deliver a programme of skills activities to support Micro, Small and/or medium Sized enterprises in the YNYER LEP Area.

Skills for Growth: Business Scale Up in YNYER area (OC39S17P0901)
Call to run a project to support skills capacity building within Micro, Small and/or Medium Sized Enterprises in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) LEP Area.

ERDF Calls Released 13.9.17

Low Carbon: call in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (OC39R17P 0624) to run a project supporting the shift to a low carbon economy in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

Low Carbon: call in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding and the Humber (OC50R17P 0625) to run a project supporting the shift to a low carbon economy in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding and the Humber

ERDF Calls Released 8.9.17

The next calls to be issued as part of the ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) programme have been published on the GOV.UK website. The following ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) calls have been issued with a closing date of 10 November 2017 

Research and Innovation (innovation workspace): call in Humber (OC18R17P 0621) to run a project promoting research and innovation in the Humber.

Research and Innovation (climate change): call in Humber (OC18R17P 0622) to run project’s promoting research and innovation in the Humber.  

SME Support: call in Leeds City Region, Humber and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (OC50R17P 0626) to run a project enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in Leeds City Region, Humber and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.  

SME Support: call in the Humber (OC18R17P 0623) to run a project enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in the Humber.  

Research and Innovation: call in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (OC39R17P 0620) to run project’s promoting research and innovation in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

ESF Community Grants Programme 2016-2018

Humber Learning Consortium are managing the ESF Community Grants Programme 2016-2018 and are pleased to announce the launch of the 4th round of funding available. The fund is commissioned through the Skill Fund Agency (SFA) and is a key investment that supports the delivery of the ESIF strategy. ESF Community Grants are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) programme which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region.  The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities delivered by not for profit organisations in the heart of predominantly disadvantaged communities.

The 3rd round of Grants of between £5,000 and up to £15,000 are available. For  further details go to www.hlc-vol.org – contact details Jacquie Newman on 01482 327438 or email jacquie.newman@hlc-vol.org, Deadline for Humber and East Riding applications is Friday 30th June– 4.00pm.

Application support events are available at _

  • Darby and Jones Hall, Finkle Street Cottingham HU16 4AZ – Tuesday 30th May 10.30 – 12.30pm
  • Efactor – Social Enterprise Centre, 84 Wellington Street Grimsby DN32 7DZ  Monday 5th June – 12.30-2.30pm
  • Centre 88 Saner Street Hull HU3 2TR  Wednesday 7th June – 12.30 – 2.30pm

 Places are limited so please book early on details above.

Department for International Trade – Workshops Announced for Humber Business Week – 28.04.2017

The Department for International Trade has teamed up with local experts to deliver a half day masterclass to support your business and give you a greater understanding of the benefits of using Google Analytics.

Learn how to make the most of the tools and reports available within the system and how tracking your website can give you an insight into your users/customers.

Using Google Analytics to Target Global Sales, 9:00am to 12:00pm – Click the link to book: http://bit.ly/GoogleAnalyticsGlobal

The Department for International Trade has teamed up with local experts to deliver a half day masterclass to support your business and give you a greater understanding of how to improve your social media presence. Learn how to raise your brand awareness, generate leads and gain insight into your customer via the channels they use.

Using Social Media to Grow Locally and Globally, 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Click the link to book: http://bit.ly/UsingSocialMediaToGrow

Spark Fund – Seeking Members for Independant Awards Panel – 27.04.2017

Please find attached details of the SparkFund Independent Awards Panel for your consideration; the role of the Panel member is to assess and score applications for funding and the Panel will consist of approximately 15 members. Ordinarily it will operate on a virtual basis. However, there will be an occasional requirement to attend meetings.

We are looking for a balanced membership of representatives across sectors from the business and innovation communities, public and third sectors and other key stakeholders. Whilst it is a voluntary role it will be a very rewarding experience, providing an opportunity to influence and shape innovation and research and grow a more knowledge based local economy through supporting our local businesses.

 

Closing date for applications is 2 May 2017. Applications can be made via the attached form or by covering letter and CV.

Spark Fund Terms of Reference Spark Fund Awards Panel application

EU Business Support in the Humber – 19.04.2017

Humber LEP have just developed a document which summarises the EU funded Business Support provision in the Humber in order to promote cross-referral and awareness of the support available.

Humber Area – EU Business Support List

Humber ESIF Implementation Plans – 12.04.2017

Humber LEP have just released ERDF and EAFRD Implementation Plans on the LEP website

http://www.humberlep.org/strategies-and-deals/european-structural-and-investment-funds-strategy/

The Implementation Plans are in the key documents at the bottom of the page. They are designed to give potential applicants an overview of anticipated activities to implement the Humber ESIF Strategy. This is subject to change as it is the Managing Authority that has the final responsibility for agreeing and issuing calls for projects but it sets out their intended programme at this time.

ERDF calls 17.3.17

Please see details below of two ERDF calls launched today under Priority Axis 2 and Priority Axis 3 for the Humber LEP area.

Priority 3 SME Support: call in Humber (OC18R17P 0520) Call to run a project enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in Humber. For further information on this published fund: https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/sme-support-call-in-humber-oc18r17p-0520

Priority 2 Information and Communications Technology: call in Humber (OC18R17P 0519) Call to run a project enhancing access to, and use and quality of, Information and Communications Technology. For further information on this published fund: https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/information-and-communications-technology-call-in-humber-oc18r17p-0519

Humber Business Week – The Business Day Event – 09.03.2017

The Humber LEP is supporting a new event which will act as a fitting finale for this year’s Humber Business Week.  The Business Day will feature high-profile speakers and networking opportunities at Bridlington Spa on Friday 9th June.

The LEP is one of the main sponsors for the event, alongside East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, the University of Hull, KCOM, Welcome to Yorkshire and the Sewell Group.

As the final event of Humber Business Week, keynote speakers Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE and John Simpson CBE will be joined by host Alexander Armstrong, who will also act as chair of a debate covering local, national and international current affairs.

To book tickets, visit the event website at www.thebusinessday.com.

Yorkshire Coast Community Led Local Development Programme for Bridlington and Scarborough; Local Action Group

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has submitted a full stage application for a CLLD programme covering Bridlington and Scarborough. The programme looks to use ERDF and ESF funding to improve business support, increase new enterprise and help get people furthest from the work place closer to work. If successful, the programme will draw in just under £7 million of funding. Along with the match requirement, the full programme will be worth £12 million.

The outcome to the full application is expected during May 2017. First stage funding of £40,000 allowed for the development of a Local Development Strategy which was approved at the end of 2016. This sets out what the programme will achieve.

Please use the below link to view the Local Development Strategy.

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Job Vacancies at the University of Hull – 01.03.2017

Please use the below link if you are interested in Finance and Audit roles for the University of Hull ERDF Innovation Grants Programme.

https://jobs.hull.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=AE0076

ESF Community Grants Launch – 01.03.2017

Humber Learning Consortium are managing the ESF Community Grants Programme 2016-2018 and are pleased to announce the launch of the 3rd round of funding available. The fund is commissioned through the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and is a key investment that supports the delivery of the ESIF strategy. ESF Community Grants are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) programme which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region.

The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities delivered by not for profit organisations in the heart of predominantly disadvantaged communities. The 3rd round of Grants of between £5,000 and up to £15,000 are available.

For further details go to www.hlc-vol.org – contact Jacquie Newman on 01482 327438 or email jacquie.newman@hlc-vol.org.

Application deadline is Friday 24th March – 4.00pm.

Funding Expo – Wednesday 25 January 2017 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm, Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA

Are you a business, social enterprise or community organisation in the Humber looking for funding to support with:

  • Staff Development
  • Business Development
  • Research and Development
  • Community Projects

The Funding Expo will showcase all current funding opportunities open to SMEs in the Humber. Staff from the Technical Assistance Partnership will be on hand to help businesses and organisations looking to take the next step and supply for funding.

Stands include Skills Support for the Workforce, Greenport Hull, Big Lottery and Community Grants.

For further information contact tap@eastriding.gov.uk

ESIF Calls – 16 December 2016

The next Calls to be issued as part of the ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) programme have now been published on the gov.uk website. Specific detail for each call can be found on the Useful Links page.

ERDF Calls/Projects Update from DCLG – 1 December 2016

We have legally committed £1.04 billion of ERDF and we have a further £456 million of applications currently under consideration.

Projects are now delivering with ERDF spend being claimed and paid.

Most of the calls published in April have closed but some are still open on the funding finder on the GOV.UK website.

We are set to publish a new round of calls for projects in December, with further rounds scheduled for January and March 2017.

Skills Support For the Workforce – HCUK Launch – 18.11.16

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Bringing It All Together – Your Consortium – 01.10.2016

Bringing it all Together
New Cohort for Autumn 2016

Since 2013 Bringing it all Together has provided an innovative opportunity for managers of community and voluntary organisations to reflect and respond to the challenges that the future holds.

Your Consortium as part of TAP 2016 are excited to announce a new cohort of our Bringing It All Together programme, especially tailored to support the access of SMEs to ESIF funds.

Based over four sessions, the programme is highly interactive and group driven with modules focusing on a range of issues such as leadership, contracting, marketing and managing quality. Core to the programme is diagnostic and action planning to support implementation of learning.

The last cohort completed in Spring 2015 – reporting dramatic and exciting changes in their approach to ‘doing business’.

We are pleased to announce new cohort dates for Autumn 2016.

If you are an organisation based in York, North Yorkshire & East Riding or Humber LEP area you can undertake the programme for free as the basic non accredited is fully subsidised.

For more information and to book please click here to visit our dedicated Eventbright page.

Places are really limited so please book as soon as possible.

If you would like to download a promotional A4 in pdf format please click here…

21.7.16 – BREXIT STATEMENT

Following the tumultuous events of the last few weeks, we have been considering the news of the vote to leave the EU and its potential impact in relation to the future of the European Structural and Investment Funds. Whilst we are aware that the vote to leave will have far reaching implications, the consequences of the vote to leave will only emerge over time and therefore we cannot comment on what this will mean in practical terms at the moment. The timescales for change mean that it must remain ‘business as usual’ for the foreseeable future.

In due course the UK government will serve notice to leave the EU under Article 50 of the EU Treaty but only then does it trigger the two year process to agree the process for exit. It may take additional time to formally exit the EU. While we will inevitably see changes in UK legislation, this will not happen immediately, and EU legislation and agreements remain applicable until formally removed. This will include the same mandatory respect for issues such as EU State aid law and the public procurement rules, until further notice.

We shall be paying close attention to developments and will endeavour to keep all partners abreast of any updates as and when they are made clear.

The Technical Assistance Partnership