04 Sep

Local Development Strategies for Greater Dartmoor LEAF and South Devon Coastal LAG

Following many months of consultation and research, we have now completed the Local Development Strategies for Greater Dartmoor LEAF and South Devon Coastal LAG.  They can be viewed here – Greater Dartmoor LEAF Local Development Strategy Full Submission 03092014 and SDC LAG Local Development Strategy Full Submission 03092014 

The strategies have been submitted to Defra and we expect to hear whether or not the funding has been granted in November 2014.  If successful, the Local Action Groups will be starting to award funding to projects from January 2015, and project ideas are welcome to put onto the waiting list in preparation for this.  Please contact via email or call on 01837 658643.

01 Sep

Grants available for SME employers in South Devon

South Devon Fishery Industry Development and Riviera Renaissance are two Coastal and Community Fund Projects that South Devon College is a delivery partner in; operating from now until December 2014.

The overall aim of these projects is to support additional Apprenticeship places across Torbay and the South Hams.

If your business qualifies, South Devon College will:

  • Pay the first three months wages of your apprentice
  • Pay the employer contribution for those apprentices aged 19+ until June 2015
  • Provide an extra pre-employment/ work experience period
  • Provide skills for work with free courses delivered at the College

Also available is additional management and leadership training for all your staff and assess to a business mentor for the duration of the project. Follow here to find out more!