Information about CLLD

What will Keighley CLLD achieve?

The CLLD programme is split into 2 themes – one funded by ESF (European Social Fund) & the other funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund)

Under the ESF strand we will aim to support 600 local people – including 377 unemployed (including long term unemployed), 223 economically inactive, 200 over 50 years of age, 200 from ethnic minority & 118 with disabilities including mental health issues

This Keighley focused programme will also assist at least 155 people into education or training on leaving, 85 people into employment (including self employment) and at least 120 economically inactive people into employment or job search on leaving the programme

Under the ERDF strand we will aim to support 100 enterprises to receive support of which 75 will be new enterprises, create 100 new jobs (including start ups) and assist 75 potential entrepreneurs to be enterprise ready

The planned activities are: (progress shown in bold)
European Social Fund (ESF)
1. Contracted and delivering - Improving low level skills amongst young people and adults in the CLLD area, including basic skills, language and communication, personal development, employability, and ICT and digital.
2. Contracted and delivering - Providing pathways for integration and re-entry into employment for unemployed/ economically inactive CLLD residents, through employer engagement for a range of activities including short work tasters, training facilities, Training equipment rental, job clubs, work experience, job/career pathways information and awareness.
4. Contracted and delivering - Holistic family-focused support provision addressing core /employability skills and barriers to learning and employment.
13. Contracted and Delivering - Stimulating local level collaboration amongst residents, small businesses and other local economic bodies, to support social inclusion and environmental improvements.
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
5. Call currently on YORtender (closing date 18 June 2021) - Small scale business grants /voucher scheme to support start-up, growth, and accessing business space and equipment.
6. Call currently on YORtender (closing date 24 May 2021) - Activities to promote entrepreneurship and self-employment in the CLLD area.
8. Call currently in appraisal process - Tailored business support for start-ups and existing SMEs, including mentoring, coaching, information, advice and guidance, business planning, and signposting and information on skills, productivity and quality improvement support.
9. Contracted and delivering - Support for new forms of enterprise including social economy and social enterprises



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