LEPs and EU SIF:
Preparing to Engage
Rachel Quinn, One East Midlands
27 March 2014
York
Understand your LEP
• Stimulating Private-Sector led growth
• Job creation
How?
• Growing Places Fund – delivering local i...
Lord Heseltine’s Review
• ‘No Stone Unturned’ published October 2012
• Government response March 2013 – 81 out of 89
recom...
LEP Roles
Lead role for LEPs – notional 7 year allocations
• Develop strategy, working with wide range of partners
• Selec...
LEP allocations for ERDF and ESF
2014 to 2020 (Y&H)
LEP Allocation €m
Leeds City Region 391.2
Humber 102.4
York and North ...
Know your Strengths!
Structural:
• Employs 2.7% workforce
• Spends £1.5bn in Y&H
economy
• Holds £2.8bn in assets
• Access...
More Strengths!
• Operational:
• Delivery specialisms e.g. digital
inclusion, skills & employability,
micro & social enter...
Understand the Challenges;
Address the Weaknesses
• Capacity and knowledge – esp. small groups
• Engagement and representa...
Grasp the Opportunities
• Invest in knowledge
• Social Inclusion
• Big Lottery Fund
• Community grants
• Social innovation...
Stimulate Ideas
Know the Code of Conduct on
Partnership Working
• Governance
– Board
– Sub groups or advisory groups
• Engagement
– Involv...
More Information and resources are on the Reach &
Impact web page:
www.oneeastmidlands.org.uk/reachandimpact
or Regional V...
Preparing to Collaborate
June Gomes
27 March 2014
York
Why Collaborate?
• Geographic Scale
• Working across LEP area
• Synergies with what other organisations do
• Building a se...
Commissioner perspectives
• Often don’t want to fund two similar projects
in an area / duplication
• Want to see evidence ...
Collaboration Spectrum
Networks/ Loose consortia Formal consortia Mergers
Partnerships
.
Different contracting forms
• Provider
• Managing Agent
• Managing Provider
• ‘Super Provider’
Provider
Contractor
Provider Provision of Services
Managing Agent
Contractor
Managing Agent
Sub-contractors Provision of Services
Managing Provider
Contractor
Managing Provider Provision of Services
Sub-contractors Provision of Services
Managing Agent/Provider
Contract top slice
Percentage of contract to pay for
management of sub-contractors:
 Performance
...
‘Super Provider’
Provider Provider
Provider Provider
Provider Provider
How does it work?
• Incorporation to form new legal entity
• Providers become members of this company
• Hub and spokes ope...
Social ownership
• Owned and controlled by the members
• 2 tier governance:
Council of Members
Board
Cross Sector Collaboration
There is also scope for cross sector collaboration:
•Working with universities/public sector/pr...
Success Factors
• Find the right partner(s)
• Begin now, don’t wait.
• Choose a fit for purpose structure
• Look beyond a ...
How to get started?
• Bring partners together
• Seed corn/set up funding
• Business/ Project plan
• Outcomes/ intervention...
Working up Project ideas
• What would the project look like?
• What would deliverables be?
• What might be an appropriate ...
Start up Funding
• Community Services Grants
• Up to £10k, available to any organisation with an interest in delivering a
...
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This presentation was given by Rachel Quinn (One East Midlands) on 27 March 2014 in York.

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  • LEPs and EU SIF: Preparing to Engage

    1. 1. LEPs and EU SIF: Preparing to Engage Rachel Quinn, One East Midlands 27 March 2014 York
    2. 2. Understand your LEP • Stimulating Private-Sector led growth • Job creation How? • Growing Places Fund – delivering local infrastructure priorities • Regional Growth Fund – drawing private sector leverage for job creation • Enterprise Zones – growth stimulation via simplified planning and business tax breaks • City Deals – Removing barriers to growth
    3. 3. Lord Heseltine’s Review • ‘No Stone Unturned’ published October 2012 • Government response March 2013 – 81 out of 89 recommendations accepted, 5 rejected, 3 in SR • Increasing Whitehall asks of / offers to LEPs - and increasing focus on their performance • Single Local Growth Fund from 2015 • LEPs to develop multi year strategic plans • Funding to be allocated though Local Growth Deals • LEPs to take greater role in EU funding distribution • Support LEP capacity
    4. 4. LEP Roles Lead role for LEPs – notional 7 year allocations • Develop strategy, working with wide range of partners • Select projects (commissioning, bidding and co-financing) • Identify match funding • Spend allocation (on time and in line with EU regulations) • Ensure outcomes delivered • Monitor delivery against strategy and programme priorities • Not responsible for administering the funds (remains with Managing Authorities) • THIS IS NOT THE ONLY THING THEY ARE DOING…….!
    5. 5. LEP allocations for ERDF and ESF 2014 to 2020 (Y&H) LEP Allocation €m Leeds City Region 391.2 Humber 102.4 York and North Yorkshire 97.5 Sheffield City Region 203.4 Greater Lincolnshire 133.5
    6. 6. Know your Strengths! Structural: • Employs 2.7% workforce • Spends £1.5bn in Y&H economy • Holds £2.8bn in assets • Access to volunteers • High level and diverse skill base • Geographical reach – for delivery, intelligence and to test effectiveness of interventions • Geographical flexibility - from national to local • Established networks and communication systems Strategic: • Access to match funding – cash, assets, volunteers • Existing Co-financer working relationships (e.g. SFA, NOMS, DWP) • Existing relationships with Managing Authorities • Reach, data and intelligence • Assessment of social inclusion, poverty and disadvantage • Delivering cross-cutting themes: Planning for Equality & Diversity and Sustainable Development outcomes
    7. 7. More Strengths! • Operational: • Delivery specialisms e.g. digital inclusion, skills & employability, micro & social enterprise growth, young people, health & wellbeing and environmental sustainability • Focus on disadvantage • Rural and urban coverage • Scalability • Use of and access to social investment products and models • Proven technical expertise of: – community led local development, – community grants, – social inclusion • Experiential: • ESF, ERDF and EAFRD experience (planning, management and delivery) • Scrutiny of EU programmes • Co-production • Complex funding packages • Successful anti- poverty and inclusion work • Stimulating Community Led Local Development (e.g. LEADER)*see slide notes • Experience of the development of new ideas, products and services to meet social need (social innovation) • Working in partnerships and
    8. 8. Understand the Challenges; Address the Weaknesses • Capacity and knowledge – esp. small groups • Engagement and representation • Conflicts of interest • Local leadership • Consortia building • Funding advice • Demonstrating Economic Impact • Timescales
    9. 9. Grasp the Opportunities • Invest in knowledge • Social Inclusion • Big Lottery Fund • Community grants • Social innovation / investment / enterprise • Intelligence and data • Equality and social value • Funding advisors • Match funding (volunteer time??) • Identify projects and partnerships NOW
    10. 10. Stimulate Ideas
    11. 11. Know the Code of Conduct on Partnership Working • Governance – Board – Sub groups or advisory groups • Engagement – Involvement in consultation – active input – Sector communication mechanism in place • Strategy – Role of CS clearly identified – Strategy for Social Inclusion – Take up of available ‘social’ options
    12. 12. More Information and resources are on the Reach & Impact web page: www.oneeastmidlands.org.uk/reachandimpact or Regional Voices at www.regionalvoices.org or at www.europeanfundingnetwork.eu
    13. 13. Preparing to Collaborate June Gomes 27 March 2014 York
    14. 14. Why Collaborate? • Geographic Scale • Working across LEP area • Synergies with what other organisations do • Building a seamless pathway / client journey / supply chain • Adding niche aspects to service
    15. 15. Commissioner perspectives • Often don’t want to fund two similar projects in an area / duplication • Want to see evidence that you’ve done your preparatory work • Bid size threshold? • Value for money/ Best service
    16. 16. Collaboration Spectrum Networks/ Loose consortia Formal consortia Mergers Partnerships .
    17. 17. Different contracting forms • Provider • Managing Agent • Managing Provider • ‘Super Provider’
    18. 18. Provider Contractor Provider Provision of Services
    19. 19. Managing Agent Contractor Managing Agent Sub-contractors Provision of Services
    20. 20. Managing Provider Contractor Managing Provider Provision of Services Sub-contractors Provision of Services
    21. 21. Managing Agent/Provider Contract top slice Percentage of contract to pay for management of sub-contractors:  Performance  Quality  Financial management
    22. 22. ‘Super Provider’ Provider Provider Provider Provider Provider Provider
    23. 23. How does it work? • Incorporation to form new legal entity • Providers become members of this company • Hub and spokes operating model
    24. 24. Social ownership • Owned and controlled by the members • 2 tier governance: Council of Members Board
    25. 25. Cross Sector Collaboration There is also scope for cross sector collaboration: •Working with universities/public sector/private sector •Tackling issues of economic growth and development through innovation and research & development. •Addressing youth unemployment and social inclusion through social innovation •Benefits of cross collaboration – match funding, expertise, diverse range of partners, meeting more needs of the community
    26. 26. Success Factors • Find the right partner(s) • Begin now, don’t wait. • Choose a fit for purpose structure • Look beyond a single opportunity (e.g. European infrastructure funds) • Talk to the LEP
    27. 27. How to get started? • Bring partners together • Seed corn/set up funding • Business/ Project plan • Outcomes/ interventions • Supply chain development/who does what • Develop and write bids • Win!!!
    28. 28. Working up Project ideas • What would the project look like? • What would deliverables be? • What might be an appropriate consortium model? • On what basis would you select partners?
    29. 29. Start up Funding • Community Services Grants • Up to £10k, available to any organisation with an interest in delivering a public service. Specific mission to support consortia. • For more information: • http://www.sibgroup.org.uk/communityrights/ • http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/community-right-to-challenge/grants/ • As part of their application, organisations are encouraged to fill out an online ‘Contract Readiness Checker’ • http://www.contractreadinesschecker.org.uk/

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