East Coast Community Skills Fund

Introduction and Background

It is widely recognised that the UK will have a shortage of technical and engineering skills needed to meet the UK’s future employment needs. With this in mind, each year, up to £75,000 of the main Fund will be set aside for a “Skills Fund”.

The Skills Fund is divided up into different strands, but its overall aim is to provide educational and learning opportunities for people within the Fund’s benefit area to help to improve their skills and employment opportunities.

To find out which organisations have been awarded grants so far, please click here

Round Two – Closed 12 September

The 2018 closing date has now passed and decisions will be announced by the end of October 2018.

£55,000 is available to experienced organisations that can develop and deliver extra curriculum STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) training and/or education courses or a programme of targeted events.

The full £55,000 may be awarded to one organisation or split between a number of groups that apply (minimum grant application £10,000)

We were looking for organisations to apply for grants to:

  • Fund the support, enhancement and expansion of existing projects / networks already set up and delivering local benefits on STEM related activities
  • Create and develop new and innovate initiatives across one or more age ranges from early years, primary, secondary, further or higher education.

The works must be delivered within the Main Fund’s benefit area and projects can last up to two years.

The map below shows the eligible funding area: