ESF Tender Opportunities
Pathway Group are seeking to bid for an ESF Skills Support for the Unemployed (SSU in the region of York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. This opportunity has come up due to it not originally being awarded with the other ESF tenders earlier in the year. The contract period runs until 31st July 2021.
The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP’s ESIF Strategy and Strategic Economic Plan and Strategic Economic Plan Update set out the priorities for economic growth in the area. Its skills priority ‘Inspired People’ sets out a range of objectives and activities to ensure that growing businesses have a productive workforce, young people make the right education and job choices and unemployed people get the best chances to connect to sustainable jobs.
Whilst York and North Yorkshire has a generally healthy socio-economic profile with low unemployment and higher than average skills attainment there are pockets of deprivation which are evident in urban areas such as York, Harrogate and the coastal strip including Scarborough and Whitby. These areas have lower levels of attainment in skills, higher levels of unemployment and score highly on indices of deprivation.
The deadline for us to submit our bid is 2nd October 2019 and we are working backwards from that to ensure we are ready in time and therefore we have set a deadline for Thursday 19th September at 5:00PM for submission of our documents as listed below: