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Call for Projects to Support Potential Entrepreneurs – Coast to Coast and West Cornwall

Closing Date – 10 September 2018

Up to £923,250 is now available through Community Led Local Development to run projects in the Coast to Coast and West Cornwall Local Action Group areas that will support potential entrepreneurs.

The funding is available through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) for projects that could run up to June 2022.

Projects must benefit individuals in the target areas within the Local Action Group areas and support enterprise development at the community level.

Proposed activities include:
  • Enterprise coaching activity;
  • Nurturing new businesses through start-up support;
  • Business skills generator;
  • More targeted local interventions to engage with those that would not normally access this type of support;
  • Development of an ‘information hub’ for local employability / skills provision and available training and job opportunities;
  • Projects that use innovative ways of engaging residents not normally targeted for support;
  • Activities that raise aspirations and tackle under-employment in the target area;
  • Activities that promote mentoring, volunteering, progression support and transition support;
  • Re-engaging disadvantaged communities and connecting them with economic opportunities;
  • Expanding horizons through enterprise awareness, education and communications;
  • Promoting role models and enterprise champions;
  • Showcasing of local businesses;
  • Capacity building to enable existing community workers (and youth workers) to be ‘enterprise ambassadors’;
  • Linking businesses to communities through mentoring, leadership exchange;
  • Supporting those in employment who may wish to become self-employed;
  • A supported enterprise model or new social enterprise providing ‘back office’ support;
  • Guidance and advice in accessing financial support;
  • Ideas generation;
  • Support to assist the development and establishment of alternative service delivery models and mutuals.
For full details of the call, please download the call specification.
Closing date – noon, 10th September 2018

Applicant Support
Programme Facilitators can support prospective applicants in responding to calls at Expression of Interest and/or Full Application stages.  Contact them on 01209 615067 or



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