Newsletter & Bids 20 2017

 In bids

Dear Members


This week’s newsletter bids, grants and Funds come to you in conjunction with our sponsors London Based Manley Summers Training.  This week’s Bids Grants and Funds News has some 50 Pages going out to 3,650 organisations and people, who are in the Industry!


Steve is away in the woods in Norfolk with Lisa and Peanut the dog, but will be back by the 19th of May for next week’s bids grants and funds.


The SFA sent out the following message this week In the run up to a General Election, the Education and Skills Funding Agency, along with all government departments, has to comply with a series of restrictions imposed on communication activities. The timetable for announcing procurement results for the Adult Education Budget has been paused in accordance with these restrictions.  We will provide an update after the General Election.


A message from Pat Russell   Integrated Health Director APM

I am writing to let you know that APM was not shortlisted in any of the four London CPAs.  The reason was an unfortunate technical issue.


It is disappointing news for us but I wanted to write and thank you for showing your interest in working with us as one of our potential supply chain partners and for the information and support that you have provided over the past few weeks.


Of course, we do still operate in London through our Working Capital contract and still plan to explore new ways of working in the Greater London area building on some of the great discussions we have had with many of you.  We wish you well and look forward to working with you again one day. Kind regards Pat.


The SETTLE Conference is the culmination of an Erasmus+ project (Social Entrepreneurship Training via ICT Learning Environments (Reference No.  2015-1-UK01-KA202-013761) drives the creation of a robust and coherent social enterprise eco-system for the EU. At the conference the team will launch the Level 3, 6 and 7 qualifications to support social enterprise and outline the country experience. We will also make 125 places on the level 3 programme which interested people could complete over the summer. There will also be an opportunity to engage with a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Pilot exercise. There will be three guest speakers (10 min each )followed by World Cafe activities.


  1. Bob Linsey CEO PMSA (
  2. Ingrid Stellmacher
  3. Ian Bathgate Erasmus+ IBM Project


There also be an opportunity to join a number of international projects focused on developing Work-base learning (WBL), Kenya, India and Tanzania.

For more information please contact Andre Mostert ( +00447903099565

Tickets for the event at



The Institute for Apprenticeships today (5 May) approved the Food Technologist Level 3 Apprenticeship standard.

Employers involved in creating this standard were 2 Sisters Food Group, Arla, Bakkavor, Cargill Meats Europe, Fermex Ltd, Ferndale Foods, Fresh Time, Greencore, GS Fresh, M&S, Nestle, Oscar Mayer, Pork Farms, Produce World, Sainsbury’s, SFA, Tulip Ltd and Warburtons.

Funding information for employers and training organisations: Funding band (6 = highest 1 = lowest): 5

Maximum core government contribution: £13,000


This is Joe, Joseph Harris is looking for an Internship he has qualifications

  • 7 GCSE’s A to C (2003-2008)
  • Completed Access to Psychology (2014-15)
  • Currently in final year of BSc Psychology undergraduate at University of Westminster (2015-2017)
  • Predicted 2:1

Relevant experience

Former president of the Westminster CALM society, a university society aimed at raising awareness of the disproportionately high male suicide rate on behalf of the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably.


Current committee member of the Psychology society, duties involve creating events newletters, contacting lecturers to gain exposure for the society and inviting students to attend via announcements e.g. at the start of lectures. Events include debates and talks by external speakers who discuss their work, answer questions and pass on advice.

Currently a Listening Volunteer at The Listening Place, a one-to-one service for suicidal individuals.

Area of interest


Throughout my education Psychology as a subject has fascinated me, and I feel I have learned just as much about peoples behaviour in jobs unrelated to the subject, as I have in classroom settings. From relationships to the working world, my experiences have helped me mature. I returned to education in 2014 knowing that I wanted to get into a helping profession and that has driven me to get involved with societies, and more recently the decision that I wanted to get into therapy work drove me to start volunteering with suicidal individuals.

In terms of my current course, my interest has been drawn to several different areas, for example learning the biological processes underlying thoughts in Psychobiology, how to look at research in its whole context taking into account historical, political and ideological in Critical Psychology and the potential career paths and training I could undertake from my Introduction to Counselling module.

Upon finishing my undergraduate degree I want to work in the mental health sector, ideally training simultaneously to become a therapist/counsellor. This could involve working while also attending training independently, or alternatively working in a full-time role where such training is incorporated. The important point here is that I am looking to gain experience in working with individuals while also continuing my learning with the goal of training as a counsellor or psychotherapist, this includes potentially returning to university to undertake a Master’s degree.

Please give him a helping hand Joseph Harris


The Transform Foundation provides grants for charities to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams.

The Foundation has two funding programmes – a Facebook Grant programme (which provides £5,000 of funding to spend on Facebook advertising, with potential scale-up funding of up to £10,000) and a Website Grant Programme (which provides a funding package of up to £18,000 to cover the upfront costs of a new charity-specific website including strategy, design, development and training). The grant programmes are aimed at small to medium-sized charities and other not for profit organisations.


There is a three stage application process. Stage 1 is a simple online form to check eligibility criteria and that the applicant has a clear, measurable plan for deploying the funding to generate income or impact.  Applications for Stage 1 applications can be made at any time.



Pioneering Investment Opportunity endorsed by Sir Ian Botham, Legendary Sportsman, This is a pioneering Investment Opportunity in the medical field to solve the personal problems that affect 52% of men in the UK – Raise £1m – low risk – already raised £1.2m and endorsed by the Medical Profession – Sports Athletes including Sir Ian Botham etc.

Invest at the original valuation of £2.75 million and could be worth up to £60 million in 3-5 years.

First £500k with Tax efficient EIS scheme – Only need to capture 0.10% of a £5 million market to meet these projections.

Invest in proven business and technology.

No serious competition.

Recognised and recommended brand – Vigore.


Business already in place and working.
EIS approved – £1m investment for 33% share in this business that has no bounds across the Globe.

You are only one step away from a 1-2-1 conversation so book now by emailing


The Adecco Group UK tell us that 25% of UK organisations have never considered apprentices, despite evidence that they are highly valued, according to new research by The Adecco Group UK and Ireland, the UK and Ireland’s largest workplace solutions organisation.  The Adecco Group UK&I’s report, Closing the Skills Gap: Will Apprenticeships Deliver the Workforce of Tomorrow? includes research that found that a popular reason for not employing apprentices is that respondents feel an apprenticeship qualification is not well suited to their business needs (27%). This is followed by the idea that apprenticeships require too much time from the management team (18%), and the worry that they are too much of a long-term commitment in the current market (11%).



Yesterday I sat down with Saf and Isa from The Pathway Group, to film part one of their new series From Apprentice to Executive. Great guys with a great vision; to create a series which can show everyone that an apprentice can become executives; the top positions in a business don’t always come from a university degree!

Apprenticeships are a huge passion point for me so I was really honoured to be involved in this. We chatted about opportunities available to apprentices, and I gave up my top business tips to inspire all the apprentices out there.

I can’t wait to see the final edit and I hope it can encourage some more people to get on board with apprenticeships.


Pleased to announce Louise Ball has taken up the post of Operations Director at Intraining and Rathbone group.  They are a national provider with centres all over the country and funding allocations in Scotland and Wales.  I feel this was the right move for me as the business and its values are much more aligned to my personal aspirations.  Rathbone being a charity their purpose is supporting our most hard to reach individuals in to work, they have over 100 years of legacy.  Intraining offer a much broader range of programmes providing me with a platform to reach more individuals and do much more within the sector.  I’ve always felt that anything is possible if given the right opportunity and the reason I do this job is because I genuinely want to help people change their lives.

I hope you’ll stay in touch and if you are looking for a provider, need any advice, support with Levy or training you’ll be open to a conversation with me.

Louise Ball Operations Director 07468 342312 | |


Celebrating our 10 year anniversary, NXG Group is delighted to announce we will be hosting our annual corporate showcase at NXG Experience on Friday 9th June 2017 @ The Ministry of Sound in London.

We are inviting you, our partners, stakeholders, creative industry experts, education and training executives including schools and colleges delegates to celebrate our achievements, sharing our mission and values to Educate, Empower, Employ and Entertain young people throughout their chosen pathway into the creative industry.


Commemorating our special anniversary, NXG Group has designed an entire day of creative activities with interactive engaging workshops for young people and dance competitions, culminating with an exciting showcase of musical talent, headlined by Geko, Bobii Lewis and AJ & Deno.


Kick starting our celebrations, we are inviting you to join us for croissants and coffee in our VIP room from 8.30am followed by short presentations from distinguished keynote speakers in the creative industry, who will provide an insight into the entertainment industry and sharing opportunities for young people to break into the sector. Guest speakers include:

  • Tim Hunter – BAFTA – Director of Learning & New Talentdiscussing Opportunities for Young People Entering the Creative Industry
  • Tim Patterson, CEO Larkshead Media, former Vice President of Nickelodeon UKsharing an insight into the creative industry – film, TV and video production

Following presentations, please join us for creative networking in the VIP room where you can enjoy ringside seats to watch our fashion show, dance competition and music showcase throughout the day!

For further information, please check our website:

For our exclusive ticket, book early to ensure entry at EventBrite – NXG Experience Corporate Showcase.


Peter Marples tells us as reported last month, our chairman Derek Mapp was awarded Quoted Non Executive of the Year for his outstanding work with Huntsworth PLC.

We are very proud to announce that yesterday, Derek was appointed as the non executive Chairman of Mitie PLC – a FTSE 250 company operating in the support services sector. This now means as well as being the non executive chairman of 3AAA, he is the Chairman of three FTSE companies – Informa PLC, Huntsworth PLC and now Mitie PLC.

Peter Marples said ‘ Derek is an amazing Chairman and provides significant support to our board. We are humbled that Derek continues to Chair 3AAA amongst his other commitments. The discipline of Chairing three FTSE companies is brought to the way in which our company runs. We look forward to working with Derek for many years to come as both Chairman, Mentor and Friend to the business


Keep training from me Steve and all the Team at EEVT

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