Issue details

Local London ESF Employment and Skills Access to Work Grant: Request to be part of a "one-off" amalgamated eight authority bid, with match-funding from individual Authorities

The Leader of the Council will be asked to make the following decision under the “urgency” provisions:

1)    Agree the submission to be part of the Local London Eight Borough Amalgamated Bid to secure ESF monies

2)    To agree that £509k of match-funding monies will be set aside, this will only be used if section 106 or other funding cannot be secured during the three year period. This amount may vary due to the nature of the amalgamated bid and the figure will be adjusted accordingly.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/05/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This is an urgent decision required for the 9th May. The reason for the urgent decision is that this ESF Grant only became available on the 23rd April, for the 9th May amalgamated eight-borough bid. This required suitable match-funded opportunities to be identified and worked up and an outline request submitted to Local London by interested boroughs by midnight 03/05/2019. The Havering Works Employment and Skills “Brokerage” Service is new and was launched in October 2018 and is currently in receipt of other match-funding grants. This has required new “initiatives” to be rapidly identified, that are part of longer term decisions, e.g. planning 106 decisions. Additionally participation targets and projected outcomes have been developed in support of the grant money available. This action is being taken in response to a recent opportunity to ensure Havering has the opportunity to be considered for one off grant monies that will deliver in accordance with the Borough's priorities

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Department: Finance & Procurement

Contact: Sandy Hamberger Email: