Thursday, 12 May 2016

Higher Level Funding (degree level) up to £30m

Funding available for:   Degree level training via distance learning

Amount Available:   Up to £30m
 
Area: Worldwide (delivered via distance learning)

Deadline: 15/6/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 163621

 
Summary

The University of Sussex wishes to enter into a collaborative partnership for the provision of on-line distance learning in order to develop new student markets, both nationally and internationally. The proposed offering would allow international students to obtain a UK validated degree from a prestigious university without the expense of living and studying in the UK. Our intention is that the courses provided will be based on a distinct and innovative product, focus on postgraduate awards, and draw upon the University's research strengths. The Sussex offer will be aimed at the professional market and will be initially based on part-time masters' degrees which run across 2 years. We are seeking to appoint a provider with whom we will enter into a commercial partnership to deliver a first class ‘University of Sussex’ product. This will be achieved by working with us to develop a service delivery model that will include marketing and brand positioning, student recruitment, admissions management, provision of and ongoing support of a Virtual Learning Environment, academic support, project management and ongoing administration. It is envisaged that following a Competitive Dialogue process that the University will enter into a long term partnership with the successful bidder.

Funding For The Training Of The Unemployed


Funding available for:   Employability Training

Amount Available:   Estimated £28 million (across partnership)

Area: North West

Deadline: 25/5/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 163618


Summary

Formation of large scale delivery partnership to access circa £28m of employability funding in North West.

Funding for Customer Service

Funding available for:   Bespoke customer service training for large public/private transport company

Amount Available:   Up to £450,000

Area: South East

Deadline: 27/5/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 159188

 
Summary

Provision of a passenger experience training programme for passenger facing colleagues and their managers, we could help maximise satisfaction levels. We are seeking a training partner to work with us to improve the passenger experience, by unfreezing attitudes and changing behaviours of our passenger facing staff. We seek to embed and sustain the change into our business by living and delivering our vision and values at every single opportunity.

Training For Local Authority Workers

Funding available for:   Sector Specific training to Local Government staff

Amount Available:  Approaching £500k per annum over 4 years

Area: North West

Deadline: 9/6/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 158383


Summary


The upskilling and training of Local Government Workers.  Training will be focused across numerous sectors, including but not limited to:

Business Skills; Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies; Health and Safety; Basic ICT Skills; Technical ICT Skills; Project Management; Social Care.

Funding for Employability and Employment Support

Funding available for:   Employability (DWP)

Amount Available:  Varies per region - multi millions

Area: Various

Deadline: 14/6/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 155365 stating regions you would also be interested in delivering in.

Summary

The Provision will be a package of tailored employment and employability support which will increase the economic activity of the eligibility groups that it is aimed at. The primary focus of the Provision will be on economically inactive people who are not fully supported or engaging with the support offered by existing employment programmes.

Work Placed Learning Funding - Various Regions

Funding available for:   Work Placed Learning

Amount Available:  Varies per region - multi millions

Area: Various

Deadline: 31/5/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 155363 stating regions you would also be interested in delivering in.

Summary

Supporting equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in formal, non-formal and informal settings, upgrading knowledge, skills and competences of the workforce, and promoting flexible learning pathways including through career guidance and validation of acquired competences. Resources are being focused through this opportunity on people in the workforce who lack basic skills or qualifications needed for their career progression and for business growth and innovation in the knowledge economy.

Funding for Adult Education Training

Funding available for:   Adult Education (including non-accredited)

Amount Available:  Up to circa £1m

Area: Cheshire

Deadline: 31/5/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 155343

Summary

Cheshire East Lifelong Learning (CE LL) is undertaking a commissioning exercise to set-up an approved supplier list for the procurement of Adult Education Budget Provision and Sessional Tutors for the residents of the Borough. CE LL is funded as the lead body for Adult Education Budget provision and will be sub-contracting work under this funding stream.
 
The approved supplier list will be split into lots as below: Lot 1 — Adult Education Budget Provision: Accredited Learning; Lot 2 — Adult Education Budget Provision: Health and Well-being Programmes (Non-accredited learning); Lot 3 — Adult Education Budget Provision: Taster/Engagement Programmes (Non-accredited learning); Lot 4 — Adult Education Budget Provision: Longer programmes leading to Employment Outcomes (Non-accredited learning); Lot 5 — Sessional tutors for CE LL direct delivery; Lot 6 (+) — Additional lots may be added throughout the life of the approved supplier list (to be advised at a later date should the need arise)

Funding for IAG activity

Funding available for:   IAG Support to NEET group

Amount Available:  Up to circa £1m

Area: Liverpool

Deadline: 31/5/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 154019

Summary

The overall purpose of the Service is to provide intensive careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) support for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET); with a particular focus on vulnerable groups and wards in the City where the number of young people who are NEET has remained particularly high. This will expand the number of young people supported and increase the number of young people moving into education, training or employment.

£1.5m for advanced manufacturing training services

Funding available for:   Advanced manufacturing training services

Amount Available: £1.5m over 39 months

Area: Heart of the South West

Deadline: 1/6/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 148838

Summary

Advanced Manufacturing Training Services — A structured package of work aimed at maximizing current processes and sharing industry wide best practice to develop solutions to complex manufacturing issues with a view to improving quality and efficiency within a selected beneficiary.

ESIF: NEET Group - Heart of the South West

Funding available for:   NEET Group

Amount Available:  Not Stated

Area: Heart of the South West

Deadline: 31/5/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 147292

Summary

Delivery of Education and Vocational training services activity funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) to support individuals who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET

ESIF: NEET Group - South East Midlands

Funding available for:   NEET Group

Amount Available:  Not Stated

Area: South East Midlands

Deadline: 31/5/2016

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 147291

Summary

Delivery of Education and Vocational training services activity funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) to support individuals who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET

ESIF: NEET Group - York, North Yorkshire and East Riding

Funding available for:   NEET Group

Amount Available:  Not Stated

Area: York, North Yorkshire and East Riding

Deadline: 31/5/2015

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 147290

Summary

Delivery of Education and Vocational training services activity funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) to support individuals who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET

Funding - Training for the Unemployed

Funding available for:   Unemployed (19+)

Amount Available:  £100,000

Area: Bedfordshire

Deadline: 6/6/2016 

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 144285

Summary

The Council is seeking to use a combination of accredited and non-accredited learning to support the delivery of flexible and responsive provision to adult learners (19+) who are unemployed, economically inactive or whose prior attainment is below a full level 2 qualification, in order to progress them into further learning or closer to the labour market. Progression to positive learning or employment outcomes for learners is critical and will need to be demonstrated within any tender response.

Funding For Young People - North East

Funding available for:   Alternative Education to young people up to age 16

Amount Available:  Circa £2m

Area:  North East

Deadline:  31/5/2016 

Assistance with application:  Email gavin@bluestarsolutions.co.uk quoting reference 139021

Summary

The provision of Alternative Education to young people up to age 16 and a small number post 16. The framework should deliver a range of alternative approaches to providing access to full time education for young people who are excluded or at risk of exclusion, at risk of disengaging from mainstream school provision or otherwise require alternative education provision to meet their educational entitlement.



Monday, 16 June 2014

Blue Star Solutions predominately assists organisations identify business/funding opportunities and helps them to produce the subsequent bidding documentation.


Since 2003 our consultants have assisted our clients secure contracts/funding for projects costing in excess of £200million.


  • OJEU/OJEC
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • European Social Fund
  • Skills Funding Agency
  • eContent
  • Local Initiative Fund
  • JobCentre Plus
  • DWP
  • RDA Single Programme
  • LIFE/LIFE+
  • Growth Innovation Fund
  • Regional Growth Fund
  • Framework Programme (e.g. CIP)
  • Interreg
  • EU Education programmes (e.g. Leonardo)
  • NIACE
  • Lottery Funding
  • Selective Finance for Investment