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Local Response Fund


As part of the ESF Skills Support for the Workplace specification, the Skills Funding Agency made available a Local Response Fund in each LEP area.

ACER, in partnership with local colleges has been awarded the LRF projects for the New Anglia and Northamptonshire LEP areas and is working with the Skills Support for the Workforce lead to provide comprehensive workforce skills support.

The purpose of the LRF funding is to develop and pilot projects in response to emerging skills issues. These innovative solutions will particularly address skills participation, achievement and progression issues with a specific focus on:

ACER, in conjunction with the LEPs, other stakeholders and relevant governance groups, is developing solutions in response to skills needs/barriers as they arise and is commissioning the development, piloting and evaluation of the solutions with a range of delivery providers.  The projects started in Summer 2013 and will continue to July 2015.  

Read more about our New Anglia project - we are still looking for delivery partners to support this project

Read more about our Northamptonshire project - the funding has been fully committed with a range of innovative projects underway.  Some really useful resources have already been developed and are available for download