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D2N2 LEP: European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 Richard Kirkland ESIF Coordinator Nottingham Youth Employment Initiative.

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1 D2N2 LEP: European Structural and Investment Funds Richard Kirkland ESIF Coordinator Nottingham Youth Employment Initiative

2 Purpose of the Presentation To give a basic overview of the YEI application process To explain the governance and partnership arrangements involved in successfully managing and delivering the YEI programme To outline the nature, range and scope of activities to be delivered within the YEI programme To give an opportunity to seek further clarification To give an opportunity to network and collaborate as appropriate

3 YEI Application Process  Calls open from 23 March 2015  ESIF Funding Finder at https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds Application-Forms  2 stage process Outline application Full application £5.5m  Applications must be made on line

4 Outline Application against Call Specification Local Implementat ion Plan (Scope and Timing of Calls Full Application Publish Call Funding Agreement Applicant Managing Authority Promote and Publicise Call Assess Application against ESIF, call specification and Prioritise Assess Outline (Gateway & Core Selection Criteria) Full Technical Appraisal (Core Selection Criteria) Assess Full application and review technical appraisal against ESIF and prioritise LEP ESIF Programme Board ESIF Strategies (set out local strategic priorities) Call Specificatio n ERDF / ESF Operational Programmes Selection into Programm e Discuss and endorse selection European Structural & Investment Fund Open Route Inception to Funding Agreement (excluding Opt-Ins, Fis, SUDS)

5 ESIF Guidance  Guidance published on gov.uk ERDF and ESF Selection criteria ERDF and ESF Eligibility rules State Aid Law Guidance Publicity / logos / templates requirements TA Guidance Outline Application form and guidance Full application form and guidance

6 IT system  LOGASNET interim system A ‘forms’ engine Allows on line application / assessment / appraisal Allows data transfer to final system Interim solution Gateway ID required by applicant

7 Timelines  Outline application deadline 22 nd May  Assessment of outline application by 22 June  Full applications closed by end of July  Appraisal / Decision by early September  Funding Agreement issued mid September  Completed by 31 July 2018

8 Core Selection Criteria Strategic Fit Relevant outputs for the Priority Axis Aligned to ESIF strategy o Add value / not duplicate existing provision Value for money Efficiency Economy Effectiveness Management and Control Expertise, capacity and capability Management, systems and processes Financial requirements and liabilities

9 Core Selection Criteria Deliverability Operation is deliverable - risks /constraints etc. Secured required level and evidence of match Compliance Compliant with ESIF procurement requirements State aid – eligible to receive grant aid Aid granted to 3 rd parties is permissible – managed in accordance with State Aid regulations Publicity – guidance compliant National Eligibility Rules Cross cutting themes Gender Equality and non discrimination Sustainable development

10 Domestic Match Funding  £1 of YEI must be matched by £1 of D2N2 ESIF allocation which in turn must be matched domestically  Domestic match funding must be within the scope of the YEI i.e. the rules on eligible geographic areas, participants and activities apply to the match funding as well as to the specific YEI money and the ESF  Applicants will be responsible for securing eligible domestic match funding

11 Considerations when applying for ESIF  Collaborative approach  Demonstrating the need for your project  Match funding as appropriate  Cash flow  Compliance – State Aid, EU procurement  Financial Management  Project Management

12 D2N2’s ‘ESIF’ role  A local ESIF strategy for ; £104.4m ERDF (European Regional Development Fund):  Supporting business, particularly SMEs £104.4m ESF (European Social Fund)  Supporting people with employment and skills £5.5m EAFRD (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development)  Supporting economic growth in rural areas  Bring partners together to ‘oversee’ implementation and spend through its ESIF Programme Board

13 High Level Targets ESIF has specific outputs and outcomes: D2N2 have set the following broad targets for the programme  5000 businesses receiving support – e.g. ICT, low carbon, SME competitiveness  400 new enterprises supported  15,000 people supported to find employment  8,000 people supported in relation to social inclusion  2,500 businesses improving skill levels

14 D2N2 ‘ESIF’ Funding by Priority Axis FundPriority AxisESIF % of each Fund % of ESIF Total ERDF 1Innovation20.920% 10% 2ICT10.510% 5% 3SME Competitiveness39.137% 18% 4Low Carbon23.523% 11% Total % 44% ERDF 5Climate Change5.25% 2% 6 Protecting the Environment / Resource Efficiency 5.25% 2% Total % 5% Total ERDF % 49% ESF 8Employment41.840% 19% 9Social Inclusion20.920% 10% 10Skills41.940% 19% Total ESF % 49% Total EAFRD5.5 3% TOTAL ESIF %

15 Programme of Calls / Opt-Ins FUND(s)Calls / Opt In Commission Approx Value Call Open ERDF & EAFRD Combined Business Support and Innovation TBCAutumn 2015 ESF Skills for Sector Growth, Enterprise and Innovation £7,500,000Summer 2015 ERDFEconomic Infrastructure£4,500,000Summer 2015 ERDFSustainable Urban Development (Nottingham)£5,000,000Summer 2015 ESFTime2Change£6,000,000Summer 2015 ESFSocial Inclusion Programme£6,700,000Summer 2015 ESFGenerating Outcomes£1,000,000Summer 2015 ESFCAREERS Local£2,000,000Autumn 2015 ESFD2N2 Youth Employment£3,200,000Autumn 2015 ESF & ERDFCommunity Programme£4,800,000Spring 2016 ESFUn-named - Employment£1,500,000Spring 2016 ESFSocial Inclusion (provisional)£500,000TBC £42,700,000

16 Preparing for Implementation  HMG to agree ‘Operation Programmes’ with EC  A Draft Local Implementation Plan Consultation Learning from past programmes  Delivered through ‘calls’ and ‘opt-ins  ‘Early Calls’ – out now!

17 ESIF ‘Early’ Calls Technical Assistance 27 th MayPA1: Innovation£14,000, th MayPA3: SME Competitiveness£12,500, th MayPA4: Low Carbon£10,000,000 6 th MayNational Products – Business Support£1,500,000 JuneEMPLOY LOCAL (SFA Opt In)£6,000,000 JuneSKILLS LOCAL (SFA Opt In)£7,000, nd MayYouth Employment Initiative£3,200,000

18 D2N2 ERDF Priorities  Innovation – new products, new markets, business processes  Business Support – ICT, connectivity, incubation space  Access to Finance – early growth finance  Rural – Business Adviser/grants (EAFRD)  8 Priority Sectors – Actions Plans for Low Carbon, Construction, Visitor Economy, Food & Drink Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Transport Equipment Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Creative Industries  D2N2 Growth Hub

19 D2N2 ESF Priorities  Develop employer led, added value, flexible provision to support and enhance mainstream provision  Address market failure  Better prepare people to secure jobs  Remove barriers to employment  Engage with new businesses in skills  Coverage and coherence – D2N2 wide access

20 D2N2 ESIF Governance Lead role for LEPs – 7 year ESIF allocations  Bring partners together to ‘oversee’ implementation - ESIF Programme Board  Develop and agree ESIF strategy / Draft Local Implementation Plan with partners  Agree projects with Managing Authorities  Monitor project delivery against strategy and programme priorities  Not responsible for administering the funds (remains with Managing Authorities)

21 Process for Assessing ESIF Applications (Draft)

22 Core Delivery Principles - ‘What good looks like’  Impact and Scale:  Delivery Readiness:  Added Value  Local Value  Quality, Performance and Efficiency:.  Strategic Partnerships and Co-ordination of Market Engagement  Flexibility and Responsiveness

23 Nottingham YEI Call Requirements  Call closes 22 May 2015  Completed by 31 July 2018  Minimum application £50,000  Capable of covering all Nottingham  Multiple funding agreements awarded  ESF contributes 66% of total eligible costs – 33% match from other eligible sources  Proof of match - to be identified in bid  Applications via LOGASnet.system

24 YEI Nottingham Scale of Need:  10,000 individuals aged between 15 and 24 will be NEET or unemployed and therefore eligible to receive support from YEI funded interventions Priority:  Work in partnership with range of organisations to ensure added value  To add to, and not duplicate existing provision and to add provision in key areas  Build on lessons learnt (to develop and strengthen effective pathways)

25 Recent positive trend in reducing NEET and JSA rates, but partners identify build up of harder to reach young people, including:  Young people known to police and partner agencies but not claiming benefits  Increase in YP becoming NEET at 17 and 18 – dropping out of provision  Young people with additional barriers to engaging – caring responsibilities, lone parents  Living in deprived areas of the city – barriers to accessing employment, travel, community influences YEI Nottingham

26 Nottingham YEI  Engagement and support for young people / NEETs  Building upon existing provision to tackle those who are furthest away and experiencing more complex barriers to employment.  Extending provision to 25 – 29 year olds to reach those excluded from current youth provision  Creating further opportunities for those who struggle to access existing support through a series of incentive programmes.

27 Nottingham YEI  Enhanced community-based engagement to employment pathway  Specialist intensive support for year olds engaged with gangs, ex-offenders and those with mental health issues.  Pre-traineeship assistance, including preparation for next steps and support during the traineeship.  Self-employment - support for year olds to start own business  Support to address barriers arising from limited access to transport through sustainable transport solutions.  Focus on deprivation issues affecting 18 – 24 year olds in the Nottingham North parliamentary constituency.

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29 Links Call Document (www.gov.uk):  https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment- funds/access-to-employment-project-call-in- nottingham https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment- funds/access-to-employment-project-call-in- nottingham D2N2:  Employment-Initiative-Nottingham Employment-Initiative-Nottingham D2N2 Strategic Overview:  Support: Details of where guidance can be found are contained throughout the calls document. In exceptional circumstances, if there are issues with accessing the guidance, please contact:

30 Find out more… Employment and Skills / Business Support, Innovation, Rural / General ESIF / Strategy / / Twitter:


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