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Shared Prosperity Fund

People and Skills

The Cheshire West and Chester UKSPF Investment Plan sets out the priorities for People and Skills to be delivered in year 3 of the programme (2024-25). These included:

  • Providing support to those residents facing barriers to employment and training to achieve their potential (E33/E34)
  • Raising aspirations of young people through learning and volunteering opportunities to support their future careers (E35)
  • Delivering in-work skills and training to support staff recruitment, retention and progression, and improve business productivity and growth (E37)

As this is a one-year programme, the Council will use this funding to complement existing provision already available to residents and businesses such as skills bootcamps, employment support offers (available through Department for Work and Pensions, the Council and other partners) and local further and higher education provision.

The Council has also allocated some of the People and Skills funding to support businesses to better identify and articulate their skills and employment needs. This will be supporting those businesses working in the Origin area of Ellesmere Port and those supporting heritage skills.

Details on these projects can be found below. 

Supported Employment Service