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This page is an archive of calls for projects made to support the development of the LEP’s project pipeline.  As the calls are not active, please do not submit responses to them.  Any new calls will be publicised on our project pipeline page.

Previous calls: 

Call 19/11: Future Project Ideas and Suggestions

Potential capital and/or revenue projects which will address the emerging themes/priorities of the Humber’s Industrial Strategy as set out in the Humber Industrial Strategy Prospectus.

At this stage it is not expected that any significant work to develop the project will have been undertaken. Projects that have been subject to some initial development should see Call 19/12.

The focus is on ideas for projects which could become future priorities and could be subject to further discussions, brokering and commissioning by the LEP. It is not expected that those proposing ideas and suggestions will necessarily be the ones able or likely to deliver them.

Projects must be located in the Humber LEP area.

Please complete your submission on the Future Project ideas and Suggestions Form below. This will feed into the Humber’s Industrial Strategy consultation but you can also contribute to the consultation directly via our website:- www.humberlep.org/industrial-strategy

Ideas and suggestions will be reviewed in two tranches with deadlines for each tranche as follows:

  • Wednesday 31st July 2019
  • Friday 30th August 2019

Future Project Ideas and Suggestions form July 2019

Call 19/12: Humber Industrial Strategy Cross-cutting Themes and Priorities

Capital projects which address one or more of the emerging themes and priorities of the Humber Industrial Strategy (and as appropriate, the Humber Energy Strategy to be published in July).

Where possible projects will reference the five foundations of productivity set out in the Humber Industrial Strategy Prospectus as follows:

  • Ideas
  • People
  • Infrastructure
  • Business Environment
  • Places

It is expected that some initial development work (e.g. feasibility, options appraisal, consultation, high level costings etc) will have been undertaken for projects coming forward under this call. To propose ideas and suggestions for future projects please see Call 19/11.

Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Be located in the Humber LEP area
  • Requesting at least £250k capital and/or revenue investment (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund)
  • Total project size at least £500k
  • Submitted by an appropriate legal entity
  • Project sponsor will contribute some of their own resources
  • Projects must demonstrate a clear contribution towards carbon reduction or economic growth.
  • Project sponsors must be committed to embedding high-quality evaluation in their project delivery.

Please complete your submission on the Pipeline EOI Form below.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th September 2019.

Pipeline EOI form July 2019

Call 19/13: Skills capital, refurbishment and enhancement

Capital investment in tangible assets which contribute to building the Humber’s skills profile to meet the changing needs of employers and support people to realise their potential and progress in work.

Investments are particularly welcomed in delivering one or both of the following:

  • STEM skills provision and training
  • Skills provision in the development and use of new technologies

Currently there is approximately £800k unallocated funding within the Local Growth Fund Programme that is ring-fenced for projects supporting the skills agenda. We are also aiming to develop a pipeline for potential future funding.

Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Humber based FE Colleges and approved training organisations and their sub-contractors that are registered with the ESFA. OR
  • Private sector providers of industry specific and/ or accredited training
  • Requesting at least £100k capital investment (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund)
  • A recommended contribution (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund) of up to 50% (subject to State Aid) – though exceptional cases may be considered
  • Total project size at least £200k
  • Submitted by an appropriate legal entity
  • Project sponsor will contribute some of their own resources
  • Project to deliver tangible outputs as a direct result of the investment
  • Project to be part of the organisation’s strategic planning of estates, facilities and assets.

Please complete your submission on the Pipeline EOI Form below

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 31st July 2019.

Pipeline EOI form July 2019

The following call was issued with a deadline of 4 January 2019:

Humber LEP Skills Capital Opportunity

The Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board is looking to invest up to £2.5m from the LEP’s Local Growth Fund allocation in a strategic solution that will deliver transformational change in the way skills gaps are resolved in the construction and related sectors, including civil engineering.

This investment would need to be delivered in full by March 2021.

Building on and complementing existing local good provision, the Humber-wide solution will consider existing or new delivery models, adding value without duplication and focus on the new technologies in these vital sectors. The LEP expects a strong business focussed response with evidenced employer commitment to use the investment.

The LEP recognises that high quality training will ensure good progression into work, promotion or further and higher studies while delivering tangible outputs for the programme linked to job creation, commercial/learning floor space, Level 1-Level 5 qualifications and apprenticeships.

The LEP is looking to appoint one lead organisation within an innovative and collaborative partnership to lead on this investment, developing the business case, managing and reporting on all aspects of delivery in accordance with the robust processes of the LEP’s Assurance Framework (link). There is an expectation that discussions with key stakeholders, such as the Humber’s four Local Authorities, will have taken place to inform the EOI prior to submission.

Responses by a high quality, well evidenced Expression of Interest are required by Friday 4th January 2019.

As a minimum the responses should consider:

  • Employer needs of additional skills provision on both Humber banks, building on current delivery.
  • Current and future skills gaps with evidenced support from employers who would utilise the investment.
  • Fit with potential new developments such as the CITB Humber Construction Hub, the proposed Institute of Technology etc., as well as existing services and models such as the Humber Careers Hub (link) and Business Growth Hub (link).
  • Longevity and sustainability of the model post funding.
  • Collaboration, with at least one provider who is on the ROAPT and at least one employer partner who is from the construction and/or civil engineering industries.
  • Capital investment with clear ownership.
  • Informed evidence of local employer demand.
  • Innovative and potentially new delivery models addressing a clearly identified need/provision gap.
  • Governors and/or board approval to drive the project.
  • Incorporation of new technologies such as modular builds and smart tech where appropriate, supported by relevant research.
  • SME engagement, which is vital as many smaller supply chain organisations are the framework of the industries.
  • Use of references such as the CITB/ECITB/local reports and their own employer forums which should inform and be included within the proposal
  • Models of delivery to consider retraining, apprenticeships, adult learning and potentially work experience, personal development and progression
  • A link to the improvement of careers education, information, advice and guidance to challenge potential existing preconceptions of the industries (and consider parental/carer information and support). This will complement the work of the Humber Careers Hub.
  • Project sponsors progressing to develop the outline and full business case for their project will be expected to meet a tight schedule in fulfilling the requirements of the LEP’s robust decision making process (http://www.humberlep.org/assurance/assurance-framework/ ) .This should be accounted for within the projected delivery timescales to ensure full delivery by March 2021.

The following calls were issued with a deadline of 14 September 2018:

Call 18/7: Innovation facilities, managed workspace and incubation space

Capital projects which contribute to delivering the objective and strategic priorities of Chapter 7 of the Humber LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan (Supporting business to succeed), and specifically:

18/7a. Support the development of multi-user innovation facilities; or

18/7b. Support the development of managed workspace/incubation space.

Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the Humber LEP area
  • Requesting at least £250k capital investment (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund)
  • Total project size at least £500k
  • Submitted by an appropriate legal entity
  • Project sponsor will contribute some of their own resources Capital projects which contribute to delivering the objectives and strategic priorities in the following chapters of the Humber LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan:18/8b. A great place to live and visit (Chapter 8)Projects must meet the following criteria:
  • 18/8c. Flood risk and environmental management (Chapter 10)
  • 18/8a. Creating an infrastructure that supports growth (Chapter 6)
  • Call 18/8: Infrastructure, place and flood risk alleviation
  • Located in the Humber LEP area
  • Requesting at least £250k capital investment (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund)
  • Total project size at least £500k
  • Submitted by an appropriate legal entity
  • Project sponsor will contribute some of their own resources. Capital projects which contribute to delivering the objectives and strategic priorities in the following chapter of the Humber LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan: Projects are particularly welcomed in delivering one or both of the following themes:
  • 18/9a. A skilled and productive workforce (Chapter 9)
  • Call 18/9: Skills capital, refurbishment and enhancement
  • New capital and/or refurbishment of premises to improve STEM skills provision and training
  • New capital and/or refurbishment of premises to improve skills provision in the development and use of new technologies
  • Projects must meet the following criteria:
  • Humber based FE Colleges and approved training organisations and their sub-contractors that are registered with the ESFA.
  • Requesting at least £200k capital investment (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund)
  • A recommended contribution (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund) of up to 50% – though exceptional cases may be considered
  • Total project size at least £400k
  • Submitted by an appropriate legal entity
  • Project sponsor will contribute some of their own resources
  • Project to be part of the organisation’s strategic planning of estates and facilities Capital projects which contribute to delivering energy projects which can provide wider benefits. These could, for example:
  • Call 18/10: Energy projects
  • minimise energy costs to key sectors in the Humber, in order to enhance business competitiveness and productivity;
  • establish a regional energy infrastructure which puts the Humber at the leading edge of energy systems in the UK;
  • ensure the Humber is a key location for the commercialisation of new energy technology;
  • provide linkages between industrial and social energy systems in order to reduce carbon emissions and provide local benefit.
  • Projects must meet the following criteria:
  • Located in the Humber LEP area
  • Requesting at least £250k capital investment (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund)
  • Total project size at least £500k
  • Submitted by an appropriate legal entity
  • Project sponsor will contribute some of their own resources
  • Projects must demonstrate a clear contribution towards carbon reduction or economic growth

The following calls were issued with a deadline of 22 September 2017:

Call 17/4: Innovation facilities, managed workspace and incubation space

17/4a. Support the development of multi-user innovation facilities; or

17/4b. Support the development of managed workspace/incubation space.

Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the Humber LEP area
  • Requesting at least £250k capital investment (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund)
  • Total project size at least £500k
  • Submitted by an appropriate legal entity
  • Project sponsor will contribute some of their own resources

Call 17/5 Infrastructure, Place and flood Risk Alleviation

17/5a. Creating an infrastructure that supports growth

 17/5b. A great place to live and visit

 17/5c. Flood risk and environmental management

Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the Humber LEP area
  • Requesting at least £250k capital investment
  • Total project size at least £500k
  • Submitted by an appropriate legal entity
  • Project sponsor will contribute some of their own resources

Call 17/6: Cultural projects – Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund

This call is specifically for projects seeking to be put forward for the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund announced by the Government and aiming to make demonstrable, lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces.

The LEP is only able to nominate one potential project for this funding, and there is no guarantee it will be successful.  However, projects may also be selected for inclusion in the LEP’s project pipeline.

Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the Humber LEP area
    • Evidence how they meet the primary funding goals of:
      • Encouraging sustainable cultural and creative regeneration
      • Benefitting areas that have historically had low levels of cultural and creative investment
    • Evidence how they lead to at least one of the following outcomes:
      • Increased opportunities for people, including children and young people, to experience and be inspired by culture and creativity.
      • Better quality of life and wellbeing within local communities.
      • More resilient and sustainable cultural and creative organisations.
      • Innovative and effective partnerships between the cultural and creative sector and other sectors, especially digital and technology sectors.
      • Increased investment and economic growth.
    • Requesting approximately £3-4m (maximum £4m) capital investment from the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund. Revenue funding is not available.
    • Exceptional projects seeking over £4m may also seek a contribution from the Local Growth Fund (minimum £500k), but there is no guarantee funding will be available. As such, any projects seeking over £4m total funding through the LEP under this call must include tangible economic benefits, demonstrate they are scalable to a contribution of £4m and explain the added value a contribution over £4m would bring.
    • At least 30% funding from the applicant or other bodies’ own resources, including a capital contribution and all non-capital costs.
    • Clearly deliverable in the period 2018-19 to 2020-21 and without slippage as any funding awarded will only be available to be claimed for these financial year(s).
    • Clearly demonstrate a viable model for financial sustainability.
    • Submitted by an appropriate legal entity with evidence of a strong track record of delivery.

The following call was issued with a deadline of 6 May 2016:

Call 3: Skills Capital

Capital projects which contribute to delivering the objectives of Chapter 9 of the Humber LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan.

Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the Humber LEP area
  • Proposed by an eligible organisation (see below*)
  • Seeking a maximum 33.3% contribution towards the project’s costs

The following are not in scope:

  • Projects which are primarily aimed at supporting the development of the organisation’s own workforce

* Eligible organisations are all post 16 colleges and approved training organisations who are located in the Humber area and who are on the Register of Training Organisations with the Skills Funding Agency in the current academic year.

The following calls were issued with a deadline of 15 January 2016:

Call 1a/1b: Innovation facilities, managed workspace and incubation space

Capital projects which contribute to delivering the objective and strategic priorities of Chapter 7 of the Humber LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan (Supporting business to succeed), and specifically:

  • 15/1a. Support the development of multi-user innovation facilities; or
  • 15/1b. Support the development of managed workspace/incubation space.

Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the Humber LEP area
  • Requesting at least £250k capital investment (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund)
  • Total project size at least £500k
  • Submitted by an appropriate legal entity
  • Project sponsor will contribute some of their own resources

Call 2a/2b/2c: Infrastructure, place and flood risk alleviation

Capital projects which contribute to delivering the objectives and strategic priorities in the following chapters of the Humber LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan:

  • 15/2a. Creating an infrastructure that supports growth (Chapter 6)
  • 15/2b. A great place to live and visit (Chapter 8)
  • 15/2c. Flood risk and environmental management (Chapter 10)

Projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the Humber LEP area
  • Requesting at least £250k capital investment (e.g. from the Local Growth Fund)
  • Total project size at least £500k
  • Project sponsor will contribute some of their own resources

Key documents and contacts

The guidance document and Expression of Interest form are archived below.  Please do not submit this form as we are not currently seeking new Expressions of Interest.  Any new calls for projects will be publicised on our project pipeline page.

For any queries please contact info@humberlep.org or telephone 01482 485260.

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