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DWP Specialist Employability Support Tender (deadline 17 February 2015)

DWP Specialist Employability Support Tender (deadline 17 February 2015) The DWP is currently procuring at a national level a Specialist Employability Support (SES) tender, which is voluntary (as opposed to mandated) provision aimed only at customers whose barriers to work … Continue reading

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SFA Invitation to tender – provision for adults with mild to moderate mental health problems

In the Autumn statement the Government announced funding across two years for piloting adult education courses to help adults with mental health problems. As a result, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has published an invitation to tender concerned with the development … Continue reading

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Building Better Opportunities Funding Update

                    Briefing/ consultation event feedback Throughout November and December we ran five briefing/ consultation events across the city region to raise awareness of the ESF opportunities available locally through the Building Better Opportunities … Continue reading

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Register of Training Organisations (RTO)

The Due Diligence Assurance Gateway for the Register of Training Organisations (RTO) is currently closed.   We will advise when it reopens. Should VOLA members apply to be on the Register?   VOLA has previously cautioned smaller member organisations over spending time and energy on … Continue reading

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Programme Development Funding for Building Better Opportunities

VOLA (through Sefton CVS as lead body) in partnership with LCVS and Network for Europe (NfE) have been successful in their bid to the Big Lottery Fund to run the Programme Development phase of their Building Better Opportunities (ESF opt-in) … Continue reading

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