Skills for Londoners Capital Fund

Up to £82 million was made available for investment into estate and equipment for London's skills providers over the next three years. The aim of this fund is to:

  • respond to current and future skills requirements of employers and learners, improve quality of provision and learner satisfaction, progression and success rates
  • support increased levels of apprenticeship delivery and/or progression to the highest levels of vocational and technical study
  • establish strong and innovative partnerships with employers and local stakeholders

Round 1 and 2 funding has now been awarded

Round 2 launched in Summer 2018 with a new prospectus for projects requesting between £200k and £10m grant investment.

Successful applicants were awarded funding in Spring 2019 and are now entering delivery. Read the Mayor of London's press release  for information on successful applicants.

Round 1 funding was awarded in 2017/18. In addition to the main fund projects, we awarded the following funding:

What type of projects are being funded?

We want to see projects that show innovation in:

  • partnerships with employers and local stakeholders in the design and delivery of provision
  • approaches to delivery which deliver social, economic and environmental benefits
  • place making and high quality design, strengthening links with local communities

Read our case studies to learn more about best practice and the types of projects we're interested in funding.

How much funding was available?

From £200k to £10m per project from a pot of £82m was available in Round 2.

Up to £7.2m of the £82m pot was been ring-fenced for investment in construction skills training facilities and equipment under the Mayor's Construction Academy. This element of the funding was only available to MCA quality-marked providers, more detail on eligibility is available in the FAQs. 

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