We are seeking Strategic Partner bodies to join the Enterprise Hub. Strategic Partners are invited from organisations that can provide strategic engagement and policy support, contribute to local democratic accountability and governance and provide a minimum of 60% match, and up to 100% contribution to support service implementation. The total eligible budget available is up to £1.5 million. The programme is supported by European Regional Development Fund. Enterprise Hub expect to offer Partnership arrangements to between 2 and 10 organisations as a result of this invitation process. Support activities will be required from August 2017 - 30th November 2018 (with a possible extension to March 2019 if the EU Programme is extended at a later date). Applications are sought from organisations with a both geographical reach and the following capacity and capability to help develop and improve • policy and strategy alignment to create the operational conditions to support more residents to become economically included and establish enterprises • accountability, quality and alignment with local authority policy ambitions • programme awareness and reach at an individual local authority district level across the Liverpool City Region • alignment with other public sector support services that will facilitate residents social and economic inclusion and drive enterprise creation • connectivity to local public and community based services • integration with other key mainstream policy areas • overall engagement in support services in the Liverpool City Region that will help improve economic • further investment in targeted local service delivery that will support residents within each local authority district Enterprise Hub is a comprehensive community engagement, enterprise promotion and business support programme, which fosters the creation of new enterprises from pre-start to early stage businesses and social enterprises. It achieves this through delivering an innovative package of services which helps prepare individuals considering creating an enterprise or a social enterprise. Enterprise Hub deploys a range of measures and community development approaches including community outreach, awareness raising, advice, workshops, mentoring and network development to provide a holistic model of support. In addition, it has developed a Strategic Partner collaborative to ensure effective policy and strategy alignment, democratic accountability whilst promoting additional community and neighbourhood reach. Enterprise Hub provides support to a diverse target group of potential-entrepreneurs living in LCR including men, women, employed and unemployed residents, BME and disabled residents and graduates mapped against the LCR Combined Authority footprint and based on specific local authority geography. Enterprise Hub is led by the City of Liverpool College who are acting as accountable body and The Women's Organisation as managing partner
54 St James Street
Contract value: 1500000
Published: 5 Jul 2017, Receipt by: 4 Aug 2017
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