DD1354 Inspiresme Week 2015 and 2016

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1354
Date signed: 
01 July 2015
Decision by: 
Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service

Executive summary

This proposal seeks approval of £40,000 funding to support the roll-out the Inspiresme Week project to schools in disadvantaged areas of London. The project provides opportunities for young people to learn what it takes to run a business directly from London’s SME owners. It also stimulates collaboration across the education and business sectors to ensure young people make successful transitions into the world of work.

Funding of £40,000 is sought to fund Inspiresme Week 2015 and 2016 – years two and three of the three year roll-out plan.

The updated approval will allow the GLA to directly contract an organisation to deliver this project, and to receive 50% of the project funding from Workspace Group to undertake this project.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice