Application through LEPs for projects from £1.8bn growth fund

The budget announced a £1.8bn fund to be shared by the Local Enterprise Partnerships - for which bids must be made from LEPs by 23rd July.  It appears that this could be used to help re-tool and up-skill schools to be better prepared to develop the STEM education and skills of their students.  Our proposal is to establish a network of iSTEM+ Innovation Hubs based in schools, academies and colleges.  The aim is to get capital funding of the order of £130k to establish 2 per year in the constituency of every English MP, and to seek funding of the order of £40k per year, initially for 3 years, from local employers and other sources to cover recurrent expenses and staffing.  Further detail in the attached file.  Please talk to you local MP, LEP, Enterprise Adviser and Enterprise Coordinator. 

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Subject(s)Computing, Design and technology, Science, Mathematics, Cross curricular
Age5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19
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