Many Hands:Making Employment and Skills work for London

The backdrop to this joint LVSC/ERSA event is the impact of ‘Brexit’ in terms of potential loss of a huge income stream from the European Social Fund, as well as the increased demands for further devolution for London, particularly from the newly elected Mayor for London Sadiq Khan. This in turn represents an opportunity to [Read more]

Many Hands: Making Employment and Skills Work for London

The backdrop to this joint LVSC/ERSA event is the impact of ‘Brexit’ in terms of potential loss of a huge income stream from the European Social Fund, as well as the increased demands for further devolution for London, particularly from the newly elected Mayor for London Sadiq Khan. This in turn represents an opportunity to [Read more]

Event: Forum on European Funding in London, 2014-2020 (25 July 2013)

LVSC is hosting a forum to ensure that voluntary and community sector views are heard in the shaping of plans for European funding (ESF and ERDF) in London, 2014-2020. Forum on European Funding in London, 2014-2020 Thursday 25 July 2013 9:45am to 1:00pm Human Rights Action Centre 17-25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA Register here: http://civi.lvsc.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=471 [Read more]

New scheme discounts travel costs for London apprentices

In March 2013 the Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced a new concessionary travel scheme for apprentices. The Apprentice Oyster photocard scheme is now open for online applications: www.tfl.gov.uk/apprenticeOyster Fare prices: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/14415.aspx To get an Apprentice Oyster photocard you must be: Aged 18 or over Living in a London borough Enrolled on an Apprenticeship* with a further education college or [Read more]

LEP publishes Jobs and Growth Plan for London

On 2 May 2013 the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) published its Jobs and Growth Plan for London (PDF). This is the first Mayoral strategy document for employment and skills since the London Skills and Employment Board’s From Recession to Recovery: The Skills and Employment Strategy for London (2009-2014) (PDF). The plan aims to help support and grow [Read more]

LVSC letter to co-chairs of the London Enterprise Panel’s Skills and Employment Working Group

LVSC Chief Executive Eithne Rynne recently wrote to Grant Hearn and Jack Morris, the co-chairs of the London Enterprise Panel’s Skills and Employment Working Group (LEP SEWG). The letter urges the LEP SEWG to use its employment skills strategy to address London’s labour market inequalities by: adopting the various metrics established by the Mayor in the [Read more]

GLA launches Call for Proposals for ERDF funding

Greater London Authority has launched a Call for Proposals for ERDF funding (‘Call 7’). Organisations are invited to express an interest in applying for ERDF funds by submitting an Outline Application Form to the European Programmes Management Unit in the GLA, by 12 noon on Friday 25 January 2013. The Call 7 – Prospectus document [Read more]