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WCVA staff training: Understanding EU funding

EU Funding Briefing PAVS Funding Fair

17 November 2015Janine DowningWCVA

www.wcva.org.uk 0800 2888 329 help@wcva.org.uk Up-dated November 2015

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Agenda

EU funding 2014-2020 programme developments

WCVAs Active Inclusion Fund

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EU Structural Funds: the fundamentals

What? EU regional development aid Who? Granted to all regions within the 28 EU Member States; two areas within Wales: West Wales & the Valleys (WW&V) and East Wales Why? To raise the economic wealth (GDP) of regions; with a focus on regions with less than 75% EU average GDP (lesser developed regions)When? Seven year programme cycles (2000-2006; 2007-2013; 2014-2020)How? Managed in Wales by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), part of the Welsh Governments Finance DepartmentHow much?...

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EU Structural & Investment Funds in Wales 2014-2020

West Wales & the Valleys 1.4bn East Wales300m

Rural Development Plan953m

Ireland-Wales Cross-Border Co-operation Programme79m

There are many other sources of EU funding, particularly for working with partners in other EU Member States

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Added value

Match funding including volunteer time

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Cross-cutting themes

Partnership Principle

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ESF Priority 1:Tackling poverty through sustainable employment

WW&V only SO1: To increase the employability of those closest to the labour market at most risk of poverty (WW&V only)

SO2 for WW&V and SO1 for EW: To increase the employability of Economically Inactive and Long Term Unemployed people aged 25 and over, who have complex barriers to employment (All Wales)

WW&V only SO3: To reduce under-employment or absence rates for employed individuals with work limiting health conditions and / or other barriers to sustainable engagement with the labour market. (WW&V only)

ESF priorities 2014 - 2020

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ESF Priority 2: Skills for GrowthSO1 for WW&V and SO1 for EW: To increase the skills levels, including work relevant skills, of those in the workforce with no or low skills (All Wales)SO2 for WW&V and SO2 for EW: To increase the number of people in the workforce with technical and job specific skills at an intermediate and higher level (All Wales)WW&V only SO3:To increase the number of people with graduate degrees or equivalent undertaking research and innovation activities with enterprise (WW&V only)SO4 for WW&V and SO3 for EW: To improve the position of women in the workforce (All Wales)

ESF priorities 2014 - 2020

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ESF Priority 3: Youth Employment AttainmentSO1 for WW&V and SO1 for EW: To reduce the number of 16-24 year olds who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) (All Wales )SO2 for WW&V and SO2 for EW: To reduce the number of those at risk of becoming NEET, amongst 11-24 year olds (All Wales )WW&V only SO3: To increase the take up of and attainment levels in STEM subjects amongst 11-19 year olds (WW&V only)WW&V SO4: To increase the skills of the Early Years and Childcare workforce (WW&V only)

ESF priorities 2014 - 2020

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How to access European Structural Funds

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Routes of access for EU Structural FundsDirect applications to WEFO (lead/joint sponsor)Read WEFO Guidance for Project Sponsors

Partnership approach with third party lead body

Contracting/delivery opportunities

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How to access European Structural Funds

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Sign-up to the 3-SET EU funded tender e-bulletin: 3SET@wcva.org.uk

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Welsh Government led projects

Local authority/college led regional projects

Third sector led projects

WEFO list of approved projects and ideas underdevelopment

2014 - 2020 projects

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3SET@wcva.org.uk

0800 2888 329

For further assistance, please contact :

http://www.wcva.org.uk/funding/europe

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Introducing Active Inclusion

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

www.wcva.org.uk 0800 2888 329 help@wcva.org.uk Updated November 2015

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Active Inclusion: an overviewActive Inclusion has been designed to build on the previous success of the Engagement Gateway (EG) and the Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) delivered in the 2007-13 programme

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Active Inclusion an overviewActive Inclusion will contribute towards ESF Priority 1: Tackling Poverty through Sustainable Employment.

Active Inclusion will support and provide interventions for specific objective 1 (East Wales) and 2 (West Wales and the Valleys):

To increase the employability of Economically Inactive and Long Term Unemployed people aged 25 and over, who have complex barriers to employment.

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Active Inclusion: delivery

Participants will be engaged through two complementary strands of delivery: Strand 1: IncludeStrand 2: Achieve

Projects will help participants gain qualifications and skills to enhance their employability, undertake job search and gain employability skills to help them progress onto further activities or into employment.

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Strand 1: Include

Focus on those furthest from the labour market - a first step intervention

Strand 1 is non prescriptive in its delivery models

Participants could achieve:Part or full accredited qualificationsPositive outcomesProgression outputs volunteering, further learning, supported employment, full time employment

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Strand 2: Achieve

Paid supported employment for up to 26 weeks and 35 hours per week

Paid National Minimum Wage

Participants could achieve:Full accredited qualificationsPositive outcomesProgression outputs volunteering, further learning, full time employment

Participants receive real work experience

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Active Inclusion: who can join?

The fund will work with those over the age of 25 who are designated long term unemployed or economically inactive.

Participants will also need to fall into one of the following categories:

Have low skills (Strand 1 - Include only) Have a work limiting health conditionHave caring responsibilitiesAre over 54 years oldAre from a jobless household

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Please note:

Participants will not be eligible to join any Active Inclusion project if they

live in Communities First areas are engaged or eligible to be on the PACE project are engaged on the UK Work Programme or Work Choice project

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Application process

Eligibility Questionnaire (EQ)EQ assessmentApproved beneficiary list (ABL)Invitations to apply (ITA)Grant awardProject management

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Cut off dates

Grant RoundEQ DeadlineProject start dateProject areaProject target groupsAchieve 03WWV10 December 2015April 2016PembrokeshireJobless households

TBC Any further rounds for Include in PembrokeshireActive Inclusion Youth

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Where to find additional support

WCVA website: Active Inclusion section http://www.wcva.org.uk/funding/wcva-funding/active-inclusion-fund

Email activeinclusion@wcva.org.uk Call WCVA Helpdesk on 0800 2888 329Our YouTube channel - WalesCVAFollow us on Twitter @WalesCVA

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