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UK Shared Prosperity Fund unleashes growth through its People and Skills investment in the region

Local businesses and skills providers in the South and East Lincolnshire sub-region can now apply for grants that will support the growth of jobs and higher pay in our area.

The available grants, through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), will have an emphasis on two themes. Theme one: digital and employment skills, theme two: local business skills needs.

The minimum grant award for theme one is £25,000, with no maximum level and the minimum grant for theme two is £20,000 with a maximum of £150,000.

The awarding of these grants will hope to develop a higher skilled workforce and therefore enable further economic growth across the sub region.

Organisations eligible for the grants include:

-           Higher and further education institutions

-           Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)-registered independent training providers

-           Local authorities

-           Registered charities

-           Community interest companies

-           Constituted voluntary organisations

-           Private sector businesses which can demonstrate relationships with training providers who meet the criteria above.

More information can be found online along with how to apply at:

South Holland -

East Lindsey -

Boston -

This funding, part of the People & Skills element of the UKSPF, will be used to address areas in the sub-region identified following a consultation with local businesses.

The areas of the consultation were employment for those unemployed, courses which cover basic life and career skills, projects providing support for those employed to access training and development, and projects were local skills needs and shortages have been identified by local businesses.

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