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. 


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