Colleges and other Further Education (FE) providers can apply for a share of £85 million in Government funding to help reshape their teaching and training provision and update their facilities in preparation for the roll out of the Government’s Local Skills Improvement Plans.
The Strategic Development Fund provides capital and revenue funding to enable FE providers to meet the needs of local employers and the wider economy.
The fund will support a range of activities that bring FE providers and employers together to identify the skills needs of an area, and to begin the process of transforming the delivery of technical education so that it both meets and drives demand for skills.
Applications may be made by groups of colleges and providers.
Expressions of interest should be emailed to SDF.PROGRAMME@education.gov.uk by midday on 13 May 2022.