Adult Education Budget Grant-funded Provider Engagement

The Government has committed to devolve the Adult Education Budget (AEB) in London to City Hall from 2019/20. The Mayor of London has published a Mayoral Decision setting out his intention to accept this proposal, subject to meeting a series of principles set out in the devolution arrangement and final devolution agreement being confirmed by the Secretary of State for Education. This proposal means that for the first time, London will have the opportunity to tailor the skills and adult education system to better address local priorities. 
 
The GLA has published a Skills for Londoners Framework which sets out the Mayor’s priorities for AEB. In the first year of devolution the GLA will continue to provide grant funding to those organisations that are delivering provision to London residents in line with the value of that delivery in 2017/18.
 
If you are a provider based in or outside of London expecting to deliver more than £100,000 value of provision to London residents in 2017/18 funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, you will be able to request grant funding up to the value of your actual delivery from the GLA in 2019/20 (subject to meeting satisfactory due diligence checks).
 
 The GLA is committed to engaging providers who meet the above criteria and, to this end, have held briefing sessions and commenced direct engagement work. If you attended a briefing session and would like a follow-up conversation, or have not been able to attend a briefing and would like more information, please get in touch at [email protected].
 
Please note that this engagement activity is suited only to those organisations that hold an existing grant agreement with the ESFA for delivery of provision to London residents in 2017/18. If you do not hold a grant agreement, or you hold a contract for services secured through procurement, then we will be launching a procurement process later in the year to which you can tender.

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