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Coast to Capitals ambition is to boost the productivity of their economy by giving people the skills they need not only to secure and maintain high quality jobs, but also to make their way through a potential portfolio of careers over their lifetime, earning an income that allows them to remain living within the area. This should be accessible to everyone, regardless of location, age, gender, skill level or ability.
The area’s economy will evolve significantly in the next few years, shaped by new technology, the growth of new businesses, and an ageing working population. Their challenge is to prepare for this future disruption, particularly where skills levels are lower, such as in Crawley, Arun and Adur, and where the skills of the existing workforce are out of date. The Coast to Capital area is typical of many, in needing to anticipate and invest in a strategy to change attitudes and approaches to skills development among employers, workers, young people and parents
The purpose of this call is to identify barriers faced by older people to continuing in employment, and provide support to both individuals and businesses to address these barriers and increase economic productivity of businesses employing 50+ population in Coast to Capital.
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The project must cover the Coast to Capital LEP area.
Approximately £2,000,000 of ESF is available.
Full application deadline: 08 January 2020
Projects must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed project start date, however the ESF Managing Authority reserves the right to vary the maximum duration in exceptional circumstances. All ESF Projects must be completed by 31st December 2023. Project costs cannot be incurred beyond this date.
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