The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership has now
formally closed as a registered limited company.

To stay updated on the latest economic developments throughout the region, we encourage you to visit the South East Midlands Growth Hub. The SEM Growth Hub also provides free business advice and guidance to all businesses, manages funding and grant programmes and has an extensive resource library where businesses can find additional support.

Visit the South East Midlands Growth Hub here

You can still continue to browse the SEMLEP website, and contact
all employees using their existing email addresses.

Northampton Waterside Campus Northampton Waterside Campus
Northampton Waterside Campus
East Northamptonshire Enterprise Centre East Northamptonshire Enterprise Centre
East Northamptonshire Enterprise Centre
People talking in a building under construction People talking in a building under construction
People talking in a building under construction
School students having a discussion with their teacher School students having a discussion with their teacher
School students having a discussion with their teacher
Northampton College Advanced Engineering Centre Northampton College Advanced Engineering Centre
Northampton College Advanced Engineering Centre
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A Starship Robot driving down a street

£620,000 available for local training and employment schemes

17 August 2020

To help support the community during this time, local organisations can apply for up to £20,000 grant funding to help people to get into work.
 
The Community Grant programme, re-opens for funding applications today (17 August 2020). The programme has already awarded over £600,000, which is supporting 666 people to date.
 
The programme is for voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSE) to deliver bespoke projects that help currently unemployed individuals in the hardest to reach communities to take up training or get back into work.
 
Successful projects support people to develop confidence, self-esteem, enhance their employability skills and transferrable life skills.
 
Gayle Parker, Operations Manager, SEMLEP comments: “It’s crucial that we support our community during these uncertain times.
 
“Through this funding programme SEMLEP is providing much-needed investment into local community projects that are dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals who find getting into work or training difficult.”
 
Unlike many other grant funding schemes available, the Community Grant programme does not require any ‘match funding’ which means that the grant can cover 100% of the project cost.
For more information about the programme, or to register your interest, visit www.semlep.com/community-grants/.
 
The Community Grants programme is delivered by SEMLEP, supported by Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire and funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
 
The programme is currently delivering contracts until 2021, however, the programme is awaiting a contract extension until 2023.

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