Creative Education have a new funding opportunity they’re promoting for the Education and Training Foundation, and are keen to get some representation from independent training providers in the final cut.  There are grants of £8,000 to 15 partnerships of post-16 providers to deliver innovative projects that improve the quality of Functional Skills delivery.  They have had a variety of ITPs engaged in similar past projects who have found the experience really valuable.

What you decide to focus your project on is completely up to you. They will be looking specifically for projects with a clear focus on Functional Skills delivery that are innovative, evidence-based, sustainable and transferable.

Participation in the programme will entitle you to a significant amount of extra support. The partnership will receive £6,000 in funding alongside £2,000 in-kind support including an assigned project mentor and a range of support workshops.

Make sure you don’t miss out – register your interest by 30th September to find out more and book a place on one of the Proposal Development Workshops.

If you have any queries about any of the above, please contact Machel Bogues at Creative Education who are managing this opportunity on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation. His email address is and can be reached by telephone on 020 8680 4077.

Local Growth Fund – Call for Proposals

Strategic Board Meeting – LGF Paper