www.londoncouncils.gov.uk
Supporting a diverse supply chain
through ESF in London 2014 - 2020
Dianna Neal, Head of Economy...
www.londoncouncils.gov.uk
Overview
• London Councils CFO
• ESF Priorities 1.1, 1.3
and 2.1
• £25m spend to date
• Match fu...
www.londoncouncils.gov.uk
Provision
Priority 1.1 & 2.1
• 7 Rounds
• 125 contracts, 90
providers
• 44 live contracts
Priori...
www.londoncouncils.gov.uk
Comparative performance (2013)
4
www.londoncouncils.gov.uk
Funding model
Main ESF
• Payment by Results but:
– 15% upfront payment
– ‘Activity’ payments e.g...
www.londoncouncils.gov.uk
Other support
Main ESF
Programme
• Bidding workshops
• Individual contract
meetings
• Training s...
www.londoncouncils.gov.uk
Lessons
• VCS organisations
can deliver well –
particularly for
people with complex
needs
• Loca...
www.londoncouncils.gov.uk
2014-2020 ESIF Programme
• LEP strategic role presents opportunities
• Possible ways to achievin...
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London Councils Presentation - VCS Assist Gearing Up for ESF Forum (16 May 2014)

  1. 1. www.londoncouncils.gov.uk Supporting a diverse supply chain through ESF in London 2014 - 2020 Dianna Neal, Head of Economy, Culture & Tourism Friday 16 May 2014
  2. 2. www.londoncouncils.gov.uk Overview • London Councils CFO • ESF Priorities 1.1, 1.3 and 2.1 • £25m spend to date • Match funded by Grants Committee and individual boroughs • CFO status allows LA access 2
  3. 3. www.londoncouncils.gov.uk Provision Priority 1.1 & 2.1 • 7 Rounds • 125 contracts, 90 providers • 44 live contracts Priority 1.3: Community Grants • 2 Rounds • 149 contracts, 99 providers • 57 live contracts 3
  4. 4. www.londoncouncils.gov.uk Comparative performance (2013) 4
  5. 5. www.londoncouncils.gov.uk Funding model Main ESF • Payment by Results but: – 15% upfront payment – ‘Activity’ payments e.g. training, gaining qualifications, work placements – Job outcome and sustained job outcome payments (50% of funding) Community Grants • Grants of £5-12,000 5
  6. 6. www.londoncouncils.gov.uk Other support Main ESF Programme • Bidding workshops • Individual contract meetings • Training sessions • Templates for claims • Project handbook • Informal visit before first claim Community Grants • Workshops with providers With total administration costs of 5-6 per cent of programme spend 6
  7. 7. www.londoncouncils.gov.uk Lessons • VCS organisations can deliver well – particularly for people with complex needs • Local knowledge and links can inform specifications and bidding process • Support PbR but consider cash flow • Support early on in the process is key • Achievable within the ESF administration limits 7
  8. 8. www.londoncouncils.gov.uk 2014-2020 ESIF Programme • LEP strategic role presents opportunities • Possible ways to achieving a more diverse supply chain: – Some upfront funding – PbR, but with progression outcome payments too – Explore changes to procurement processes – Geographical scope of contracts – Better join-up between different ESF programmes 8

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