Co-funded by the European Social Fund, the GLA's new Youth programme's focus is the provision of skills, employment and training to support vulnerable young Londoners.
Helping young people to succeed in education and preparing them for work is key to the economic success of the capital. The Mayor has identified this as a priority in his Young Londoners - successful futures plan.
The GLA's ESF programme will give young people opportunities to improve their skills and increase their chances to access further education and long-term sustainable employment.
A market warming event to announce the projects to be delivered as part of the GLA's ESF Youth Programme was held on 21 February 2012. This was a very successful event with over 260 attendees from a variety of organisations across London. The presentation from the event is available to download below.
The GLA’s ESF Youth Programme Prospectus which contains the detailed Statement of Requirements for each youth project was published on 28 February 2012. The procurement for this funding round has closed.
- GLA ESF co-financing programme prospectus for 2011-2013 PDF (opens in new window)
- GLA ESF market warming event presentation on 21 February 2012 (opens in new window)
Resettlement of Young Offenders Leaving Custody (East and North Cluster) - YO2(2)
In February 2012 the GLA commenced procurement of their ESF 2011-13 Youth Programme, and awarded Grant Agreements for 7 of the 8 project opportunities on offer.
To ensure that the support offered via the programme is available pan London, the GLA are now commencing procurement of the eighth project:
- "Resettlement of Young Offenders Leaving Custody (East and North Cluster) - YO2 (2)", a resettlement project aimed to support young Londoners aged between 14 and 17 years of age who have either been remanded or sentenced to custody in order to allow them to re-engage with Education, Employment and/or Training (EET) on release.
- Project activity will be centered on the following boroughs: Barking and Dagenham, Newham, Islington, Havering, Redbridge, Enfield, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Barnet, Hackney, and Haringey.
The procurement of the project is a two stage process. Stage 1 of the application process will be administered through the CompeteFor portal and applicants will therefore need to be registered on the system.
Please register on CompeteFor (external website) to access the project Prospectus and Statement of Requirements. One registered your can use the 'opportunity search' facility to access the Pre-Selection Questionnaire, Statement of Requirements and Prospectus. Please enter GLA/YO2 (2) in the search field.
Following the official launch of the programme, the GLA are now making the following relevant documentation available:
The GLA welcomes applications for the ESF opportunities from organisations working together as a partnership or consortium. Organisations may wish to use the London Directory of ESF Skills and Employment Services Partnership tool (external website).
The GLA have arranged an applicant networking event, managed jointly by the London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) and Clinks, which will be held on Friday 15 March 2013. For further details and to register for this event, visit the LVSC website (external website).
If you have any questions or queries please email ESFProgramme2011email@example.com.
Questions and answers
In order to assist applicants during the bidding process, the GLA will post any questions raised and their answers on the questions and answers page.
Please see the "Resettlement of Young Offenders Leaving Custody (East and North Cluster) - YO2 (2)" prospectus above for details of how questions should be raised. Applicants should note that due to planned development work the GLA website will not be updated during the period 15 to 18 March 2013. This will affect the final published date for questions being answered during Stage 1 of the procurement phase. Therefore to confirm, questions submitted during the period 11 to 13 March 2013 will not be posted with answers until Tuesday 19 March 2013.
Previous questions raised during the initial funding round and accompanying answers can also be found on this page, and may be used as a reference.