Digital Upskilling (£2m)

Digital Upskilling

Provision of accredited and non-accredited digital skills training for individuals aged 16+ to help address current and future skills needs for the digital sector and broader digital needs across sectors.


Minimum award: £500,000

Maximum award: £2m


Application deadlines:

Review point 1: 31/07/2023 (Closed)

Review point 2: 09/10/2023

The deadline for all applications is 5pm on the dates stated above.


Please note: We reserve the right to withdraw or close any review points.


Investment Priority: People and Skills

We are looking for providers to come forward to identify the need for digital upskilling within CIoS and provide targeted, specialist digital skills support to train and/or retrain individuals or to support them to progress within the digital skills field of work.

Bids should outline how the digital upskilling support they will provide will fuel growth in the digital/tech sector by providing a pipeline of talent, making sure every resident has access to the essential digital and data skills that are increasingly required for all jobs, and building on the Council’s Digital Inclusion team’s work with community groups to ensure every resident has the right skills, kit, and connectivity to operate in a digital world.

Delivery will need to respond to need and demand, as highlighted in the recent Digital Skills Deep Dive commissioned by CIoS Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). We also expect projects to work closely with the People Hub and Growth Hub to streamline services for residents.  Additional delivery partners should also be clearly outlined in your application.

>>> For a list of the types of activity supported by the Digital Upskilling opportunity, as well as the full requirements of the application, please download the initiation form.


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