Hertfordshire LEP has been allocated a sum of up to £500k towards a Skills Capital Equipment & Estates Fund for 2017/18. This funding from the Hertfordshire Growth Deal is to enable our workforce to learn with industry standard estate and equipment.

A dedicated welding training suite is now available to West Herts College students thanks to £136.883 from this funding source.

There have been several other significant investments in skills related estate-based capital projects in Hertfordshire over the past few years.

We are now keen to receive bids which would improve skill levels in Hertfordshire, especially through the purchase of capital equipment and/or smaller scale improvements to estate – whilst accepting that the types of projects may be limited by the capital nature of the funding available.

Potential projects need to be flagged up with us as soon as possible. A project pro-forma needs to be completed in draft by 5pm on 24th July 2017. If your project is successful through the first sift then we may come back for additional details.

The LEP will undertake an initial sift of projects in August led by the Skills & Employment Programme Board, with the final bid being signed off by the LEP Board in September.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and Appendix B. (Full eligibility criteria and additional information can be found on the application form.)