D2N2 Careers Local Enterprise grants

Careers Local Enterprise grants of up to £10,000 are available for a range of educational institutions across Derby City, Derbyshire, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.

The grants are available to support 15 to 19 year olds at risk of becoming Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) to increase their employability skills and chances of participating in further education.

The grants are funded through the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency

Educational institutions across Derby City, Derbyshire, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire are eligible to apply for a grant subject to meeting certain conditions explained in the key facts guide [PDF].

What can the grant be used for?

Grant can be used to:

  • implement the D2N2 Employability Framework and fund an integrated employability offer to educational institutions including increased information through careers guidance to young people about key sectors and career pathways
  • establish, extend and deepen engagement with local businesses
  • increase young people’s understanding of local careers opportunities by extending, increasing and linking with existing Careers Service provision
  • foster enterprise and entrepreneurial behaviour
  • deliver local competitions and events.

Alternative options can be developed by any educational institution applying for the funding. However, suitable evidence of the outcomes must be provided.

We seek to fund creative and sustainable programmes which give young people new experiences, foster their entrepreneurial spirit and encourage practical self-motivation.

Our commitment to these young people is paramount, as such it is fantastic when an Educational Institution deliver an inspiring project.

We caught up with Derbyshire Virtual School and they took us through 'Grow', their artistic display crafted from recyclable materials and displayed at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018.

Read about Careers Local in action[Word].

How to apply

The next window for applications is 30 April to 22 October 2018.

We welcome applications from previous applicants. However, if successful both grants combined cannot exceed £20,000. Second applications must be for a new cohort of young people meeting the eligibility criteria (aged 15 to 19 and at risk of NEET). Please use the form below for second applications.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for appraisal, feedback and grant agreements before your proposed start dates of provision.

For further information

If you have any questions or would like further information email careerslocal@nottscc.gov.uk or call Lianna Law on 0115 9773051.

Careers local brochure [PDF]

The European Social Fund

The project is receiving up to £1,731,676 of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme.

Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.

For more information visit GOV.UK.

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