Call for Delivery Partners
Following the submission of a UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) Investment Plan to the Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities in December 2022, Preston City Council received an allocation of £5.2m from the UKSPF to invest in projects that will benefit the city’s businesses, residents and communities by building pride of place and increasing life chances.
The Investment Plan January 2023 to March 2025, will be delivered under three UKSPF Objectives:
1) Communities and Place
2) Supporting Local Business
3) People and Skills
Selnet have been awarded two contracts to deliver employability support to economically inactive residents in Preston. Selnet now invite your organisation to express your interest in becoming a delivery partner in either one or both of our projects.
Project 1 – Invest in Youth – Preston
Invest in youth (IIY) is specifically designed to support young people in Preston aged between 14 and 24 years, eligible residents who are furthest from the labour market helping them overcome their personal barriers to economic activity.
This project is supported by The Lancashire Colleges and will combine and continue some of the valuable and impactful successes that local delivery partners have achieved over the last six years through ESIF projects, the model being an intensive Key worker support project.
Project 2 – Move Forward – Selnet/Preston
Selnet have worked in partnership with Active Lancashire to secure the Move Forward project for Preston. Active Lancashire are the lead partner for this project and the accountable body to Preston City Council.
Move Forward is specifically designed to support Preston residents 25+ years. Both Selnet and Active Lancashire have a delivery role within Move Forward.
Delivery partners working with Selnet will support eligible residents who are furthest from the labour market. Helping them overcome their personal barriers to economic activity. The project will combine and continue some of the valuable and impactful successes that local delivery partners have achieved over the last six years through ESIF projects, the model being an intensive Key worker support project.
As the Social Enterprise Network for Lancashire embedded within the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise sector across Lancashire. We are specifically encouraging all organisations within the sector to bid to work with us helping to achieve the localism aims of the UKSPF fund.
If you are an organisation that helps people who live in Preston back into training or work and can help and support people facing barriers to employment this is our chance to make a real difference to people’s lives by helping them address their issues and support them on a journey to employment.
To Express an interest in working with Selnet on either project, please download the Expression of Interest form – HERE.
EOI response and project timeframe
Please complete all sections and return the form to email@example.com no later than 10am on Monday 31st July 2023. (Earlier if possible)
Award Discussions/Offers by Friday 11th August 2023 for a September delivery start.
Final Delivery to be completed by 31st March 2024.