Skills for Londoners

Skills for Londoners Capital Fund

Up to £72m is available for investment into estate and equipment for London's skills providers over the next four 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 2

Round 2 will be launching on the 29 August 2018 with a new prospectus.

This round will be fully managed through the Authority’s online investment management system (GLA OPS).

In preparation for the Expression of Interest/ Stage 1, you can now register within GLA OPS by completing the steps below. This includes applications for capital funding through the Mayor's Construction Academy

If your organisation is already registered, you can simply use your current login information once the Expression of Interest/ Stage 1 is open.

Register now

Simply complete the following steps:

  1. register as a new organisation and admin account at https://ops.london.gov.uk/
  2. click on ‘New to GLA OPS? Register here’
  3. provide the required information and make sure to select ‘GLA Regeneration Unit’ under the GLA department section
  4. click on ‘Request New Profile’

If you encounter any problems while registering, you can download Guide 1 & 2 of the GLA OPS system here.

Am I eligible?

To apply for this fund you must be:

  • an approved training organisation or FE college that is on the Register of Approved Training Providers and/or Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers
  • in receipt of funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to deliver education or training in 2018/19 and/ or expects to hold a contract in future years
What type of projects will be 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 project's we're interested in funding.

How much can I apply for?

Approximately up to £10m per project from a pot of £72m is available in Round 2.

Funding for construction skills related projects will be available through the second round of the Skills for Londoners Capital Fund under the Mayor's Construction Academy

Find out more

Round 1 for this funding has now closed. In the meantime read about funding awarded:

Please email our team at [email protected] with any questions about the funding and we will try and respond to your enquiry as quickly as possible.