DD1156 Growing Places Fund – London Works

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1156
Date signed: 
22 January 2014
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

Further to the endorsement from the London Enterprise Panel (LEP), this DD seeks formal approval for the GLA to enter into a Grant Agreement with East London Business Alliance to provide £100,000 of revenue from the Growing Places Fund GPF) in 2013/14 (£50k) and 2014/15 (£50k) to deliver the London Works project.

The investment will support the set up and delivery of the London Works recruitment agency whose purpose is to support talented low-income, disadvantaged people to find and maintain jobs using their graduate or A-level leaver skills through mainstream temporary and contract work. This activity is relevant to the priorities set out by the Mayor and the London Enterprise Panel.

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