Decision details

European Structural and Investment Funds Programme 2014-2020: Routeways 2 and WYCA Gainshare Programme to support unemployed and underemployed Leeds residents

Reference: D54460

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Authorise the Council to go into formal contract if successful in a bid for the Routeways 2 Programme as lead partner and enter into Service Level Agreements (SLA) with Bradford Council, Kirklees Council and C&K Careers (acting as delivery partners).

Approve total expenditure of up to £2.14m by the Council, inclusive of £1.07m maximum match funding to deliver the Routeways 2 Programme between 2021 and end December 2023

Authorise the Council to go into contract with WYCA to deliver the Employment Hub 2 programme. The Programme is 100% funded through Gainshare. LCC would receive £2.06m over 2 years to deliver the programme.

Decision:

The Director of City Development:

a) Subject to a successful bid outcome, the Director of City Development

has agreed to enter into a formal contract with DWP as part of the Routeways

for Young People Programme and enter into a Service Level Agreement (SLA)

with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Kirklees Council and C&K

Careers as programme Delivery Partners.

b) Approved total expenditure of up to £2.1m by the Council, inclusive of

£1.05m maximum match funding to deliver the Routeways for Young People

Programme between 2021 and end 2023.

c) Agreed to enter into a formal contract with WYCA to accept the £2.06m

Gainshare funding.

d) Noted that the Head of Employment and Skills will be responsible for the

implementation, anticipated to commence in September 2021 and end in

December 2023

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Briefings

Consultees

Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education

Contact: Martyn Long, Head of Employment and Skills 07712 214341 Email: martyn.long@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 07/09/2021

Date of decision: 15/09/2021

Effective from: 23/09/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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