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Shaping up for LEP Contracts


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Chris Head, West of England Rural Network

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Shaping up for LEP Contracts

  1. 1. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Shaping up for Local Enterprise Partnership Contracts Chris Head West of England Rural Network 13th February 2014 (An overview of the LEP and European Union investment potential & your organisations part in it......) Fund It Workshop
  2. 2. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Agenda • Understanding of the role of the LEP • What’s going to be important for the LEP • What’s Social Inclusion (& Innovation) and why its important • How you can get your organisation ready • Making your organisation commissionable • Working together but differently • Follow up activities
  3. 3. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Regions to Local Enterprise Partnerships 9 to 39 Regional structure until mid 2010 LEP structure from late 2010
  4. 4. ©West of England Rural Network 2013
  5. 5. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Strategic Plans Structural & Investment Fund Strategy [SIF] EU Structural Funds City Deal Strategic Economic Plan [SEP] Single Local Growth Fund West of England's Strategic Plan for Growth Approx £59m + match over 6 years (from 2014) + Rural £1.4m (from 2015) Share of a £2bn pot p/a (divided by 39 LEPS) over 5 years (from 2015) Bristol City Region Deal (1st Wave) £1bn pot over 30 years (from 2013) Other Local Plans & Strategies PLANFUNDING LocalDevelopmentFrameworks &CoreStrategies Health&WellbeingStrategies Local Major Transport Projects Travel West £44.9m over 5 years (from 2015)
  6. 6. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 The LEPs Economic Strategy
  7. 7. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Business Support & SME Place & Infrastructure People & Skills Inward Investment Cross Sectoral Interventions High Tech Industries Low Carbon Aerospace & Advanced Engineering Creative & Digital Professional & Legal Services Project 1aProject 1 Project 2 Project 3 Project 4 PrioritySectors Drivers of Growth Interventions Matrix
  8. 8. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 EU Thematic Objective 1. Innovation 2. ICT 3. SME Competitiveness 4. Low Carbon 5. Climate Change Adaptation 6. Environmental Protection 7. Sustainable Transport 8. Employment 9. Social Inclusion 10.Skills
  9. 9. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Social Inclusion • Improving employability • Promoting active inclusion and combating discrimination • Outreach activities and access to locally provided services. Social inclusion and combating poverty is defined as provision for those beneficiaries furthest away from the labour market.
  10. 10. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Social Inclusion In addition, provision can assist in; • Targeting groups • Health and Wellbeing • Improving educational attainment • Improving family, parenting and relationship intervention and access to flexible and affordable childcare • Homelessness, learning difficulties, life skills and disabilities
  11. 11. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Social Inclusion Now included in SIF •£3m LEP + £3m match over six years •Integrated strand •BIG Lottery opt-in •Bespoke design •Targeted delivery •Pathways to economic activity
  12. 12. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Barriers to work Activities & services Information Advice Guidance (IAG) VCSE interventions Outcomes Destinations Skills (formal & informal) Employment steps towards employment Breaking down barriers to work
  13. 13. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Social Innovation – why now? • Identification of new/unmet/inadequately met social needs; • Development of new solutions in response to these social needs; • Evaluation of the effectiveness of new solutions in meeting social needs; • Scaling up of effective social innovations. Social innovation describes the entire process by which new responses to social needs are developed in order to deliver better social outcomes.
  14. 14. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Social innovation approaches are: • Open rather than closed when it comes to knowledge- sharing and the ownership of knowledge; • Multi-disciplinary and more integrated to problem solving than the single department or single profession solutions of the past; • Participative and empowering of citizens and users rather than ‘top down’ and expert-led. • Demand-led rather than supply-driven; • Tailored rather than mass-produced, as most solutions have to be adapted to local circumstances and personalised to individuals.
  15. 15. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Managing Authorities Outputs Jobs,growth,GVA, skills EU Structural & Investment Fund Growth Programme Delivery Arrangements Contractual relationship Co-financing Organisations Beneficiaries Local HMG Teams Delivery organisations DCLG DEFRA DWP Local Enterprise Partnership Projects
  16. 16. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 West of England Voluntary Sector Infrastructure group
  17. 17. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Why a ‘Delivery organisation’? • Need for efficient/effective commissioning • Managing fewer contracts • Accountability/risk/compliance • Economies of scale vs local representation • Using Social Value Act • Working in partnership • Working as a Consortium
  18. 18. ©West of England Rural Network 2013 Start thinking about; • What are the needs and opportunities in your areas? • What does your group already undertake? • How could your group deliver the objectives in the future? • What would be the barriers to delivering these objectives? • Is your organisation commissionable?