24 November 2017

Training fund now open to large employers in Leicestershire

£1.8 million skills fund now open to large employers in Leicester. Large employers in Leicester and the wider Leicestershire region can now benefit from a £1.8 million fund for training to help upskill staff in leadership and management. The funding for free training was launched for SMEs in the region last year through the Skills…

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24 November 2017

East Midlands Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey for Q4 2017.

Please take 10 minutes to complete this quarters survey and be part of the largest regional quarterly economic survey in the East Midlands.  www.surveymonkey.co.uk

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22 November 2017

ESIF November newsletter is out!

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has released its latest ESIF newsletter which features a new Labour Market Information (LMI) guide for young people in the LLEP area, a new ERDF funding leaflet, LLEP updates from EU programmes and much more! Click here to view the November ESIF newsletter The post ESIF November newsletter…

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22 November 2017

Automotive industry requires re-boot to meet future high-tech skills demand

The automotive industry faces an electric future. The rapid development of autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicle (ACES) technology will bring huge changes to transport systems. However, the recent technology, being developed at an ever-increasing rate, currently threatens to outstrip the pace of skills development within the mainstream automotive sector. Global automotive engineering pioneers, HORIBA…

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21 November 2017

New funding to help build UK economy fit for the future

On 20th November the Government announced that the UK will see its biggest ever increase in research and development investment and a new fund to transform transport connections within city regions across the country.  As part of the Industrial Strategy’s aim to improve productivity and create better and higher-paying jobs across the UK, the government…

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21 November 2017

An update on the LLEP’s European Social Fund (ESF) programme

The LLEP proposes to release 6 new European Social Fund (ESF) Open Calls resulting from the ESF Open Calls Research conducted earlier this year.  The six themes identified from the research were: Support for those over 50 Support for individuals from BAME groups and emerging migrant communities Business Leadership and Management Training – Skills Needs and…

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21 November 2017

Environment Secretary opens £40 million fund to boost farm productivity

“The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has announced the opening of a £40 million grants scheme for investment in farming technology and equipment.   Two Countryside Productivity large grants were launched and full details published on gov.uk on Monday 30 October. The Countryside Productivity landing page has been updated to include links to the applicant handbooks,…

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20 November 2017

An update on the LLEP’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme

The LLEP’s £1.15m ‘Innovation’ Call under PA-1 and the PA-4 Low carbon ‘rolling’ Call have recently closed. Information on the results of these Calls will be issued in our January / February 2018 ESIF newsletters. A further £3.2m PA-4 Call will be released in December subject to approval by the local ESIF Committee. This Call…

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20 November 2017

ESF Case Study Booklet 

As part of ESF #GrowthProgramme Week 2017 – an opportunity for the recognition of the work of projects that receive funding from the European Social Fund. A new European Social Fund Case Study Booklet was published on GOV.UK. Please take a look, and find out more about projects from across England! The post ESF Case…

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20 November 2017

LLEP Annual European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) event

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) recently held a very successful Annual European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) event on October 19th 2017 at City Hall, Leicester. Part-funded through the LLEP’s ERDF / ESF Technical Assistance Projects the event was attended by over 100 guest partners, stakeholders and providers, to celebrate the success of the…

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