What do you need to know about your Local Enterprise Partnership......and what opportunities are there for the VCS? - Lincolnshire

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One East Midlands, through the ERDF Reach & Impact project, are hosting this workshop, in partnership with Involving Lincs, to enable stronger and productive relationships between the VCS and LEPs. 

The LEPs have a new strategic role for the delivery of a large proportion of the next round of EU Funds, including ERDF and ESF, from 2014-2020. LEPs will be responsible for ensuring local growth outcomes are delivered by working with a range of local partners, including the VCS.

In maximising the VCS role in enabling economic inclusion, it has become even more important for the VCS to demonstrate their social and economic contribution and the key role they can play under the EU structural funds programme. 

There will be an opportunity to hear from the representatives of the LEP from your area, who will be discussing the LEPs future role, priorities, engagement strategies and opportunities for the sector. Colleagues from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Business Innovations & Skills (BIS) will also be present to contribute to the day.


Outcomes and objectives

This event will enable VCS organisations to:

  • Understand the future role of LEPs in EU Structural Funding
  • Improve/increase the LEPs understanding of the positive social and economic contribution the VCS can make under the EU Structural Funds programme
  • Clearly indicate to LEPs what the VCS contribution could look like under the new EU Structural fund programme and why LEP strategic plans should be inclusive of the VCS as both strategic and delivery partners
  • Build capacity, skills and knowledge for effective management of EU funded projects



VCS organisations, social enterprises, generic and specialist support providers to the VCS. The event will be appropriate for senior managers, trustees, management committee members, and policy leads.

Please note that as previous events have been oversubscribed and this event is targeted specifically at the VCS, If you are a non-VCS organisation booking on to the event, you will be adding onto a waiting list and will be informed a few days before the event if a place is available for you.

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1 August 2013 09:45 through 13:45
Stanhope Hall
Boston Road
Horncastle, LIN LN9 6NF
United Kingdom
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Phone: 0115 934 8471