East Coast Community Skills Fund Grants Awarded

2020 – Round 4

Details of the groups awarded funding through the East Coast Skills Fund 2020 will be announced here in July 2020.

2019 – Round 3

In 2019, £70,360 was divided into the following two strands:

1. Hardship Fund – £15,000 was set aside to help support students facing financial difficulties for course fees or transport to courses. This Fund was  split equally between three colleges within the funding area as follows:

Boston College – £5,000
College of West Anglia – £5,000
Grimsby Institute – £5,000

2. STEM Educational Fund – £55,360

3D Web Technologies Ltd – a grant of £32,760 to deliver twelve STEM skill-focused workshops for year eight pupils. This project aims to give students an engaging, balanced and educationally valuable bigger picture insight into the complexities of offshore wind farm design. In small teams, pupils will be experiencing what it’s like to work on a wind farm development for the day. The teams will create their own ‘company’ with each member having a specific role such as Project Manager, Financial Manager, Technical Adviser or Public Relations (PR) Consultant. They will have to plan and design a wind farm layout considering real-life constraints and obstacles.

University of Lincoln – a grant of £22,600 for a programme to support key organisations seeking to enhance and improve the technical, engineering and problem-solving capabilities of their workforces, in response to a shift from low-skilled manual roles to more technical engineering requirements. The programme will be dynamic in its content, moving away from more traditional teaching methods towards an interactive approach which will see participants working through key industry skills stations, including building a wind-powered car.

2018 – Round 2

In 2018, £75,000 was divided into the following two strands:

1. Hardship Fund – £10,000 was set aside to help support students facing financial difficulties for course fees or transport to courses. This Fund was  split equally between two colleges within the funding area as follows:

College of West Anglia – £5,000
Grimsby Institute – £5,000

2. STEM Educational Fund – £65,000

The Teacher Scientist Network was awarded £22,985 to provide 12 schools, in the funding area, free access to all the necessary components to run a four week, after-school STEM club, focused on the assembly of a working wind turbine. £20,000 went to STEM Learning to fund an ENTHUSE Partnership in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Franklin College were awarded £12,015 to support students, in their STEM academy, to undertake paid internships, enabling them to gain vital work experience, and £10,000 was awarded to support West Norfolk Academies Trust schools in King’s Lynn, Hunstanton and West Walton, through the West Norfolk STEM Catalyst project.

2017 – Round 1

In 2017, the first £75,000 was divided into the following two strands:

1. Hardship Fund – £20,000 was set aside to help support students facing financial difficulties for course fees or transport to courses. This Fund was  split equally between four colleges within the funding area as follows:

East Riding College – £5,000
Boston College – £5,000
College of West Anglia – £5,000
Grimsby Institute – £5,00

2. STEM Educational Fund – £55,000

Grimsby Institute, a grant of £41,675 to build on existing investment and expertise and create an annual programme of events designed to excite, inform and spark curiosity to over 2000 students in junior, secondary, higher education across the coastal zones of North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and East Lincolnshire.

Alderman Peel High School , a grant of £13,325 develop a sustainable STEM development and outreach project over a two-year period where STEM teachers will work with employers to embed real life project activities into the National Curriculum. It will involve Year 7 and Year 8 students, local employers, teachers and relevant external mentors.