New ESF Community Grants Programme tender announced

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published Prior Information Notices (PINs) to alert the market to upcoming opportunities for the ESF 20014-2020 Programme.

The opportunities include IP 1.4 Community Grant programmes for the Marches LEP for the More Developed area (Herefordshire) and the Transition area (Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin).

The Prior Information Notices (PINs) also provide details of a market engagement webinar that will be hosted by the ESFA, which will explain how you can apply for these tendering opportunities.

Full details and how to register for the Webinar can be found here.

The tenders are due to launched on 2nd September. To support potential bidders and stakeholders we are holding a series of launch events across the Marches to provide information about the tender specification and local priorities, bidding process and some of the things for potential applicants to consider. Details of the events are below and you are invited to register for any you wish to attend.

Shropshire event – Monday, 2nd September, 2.00-4.00pm, University Centre Shrewsbury, Room SGH105, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ. Please register here to attend.

Telford and Wrekin event – 4th September, 10am-12noon, Marches Growth Hub, Telford Innovation Campus, Shifnal Road, Priorslee, Telford TF2 9NT. Please register here to attend.

Herefordshire event – Tuesday, 3rd September, 10am-12noon, Herefordshire Council, Peterstow Room, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE. Please register here to attend.

For further information please contact Stephanie Jones at or call 07792 880763.

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