Greater Merseyside LSC (Halton)
LSCi Greater Merseyside is one of 47 local arms of the Learning and Skills Council, established in March 2001. LSC Greater Merseyside receives an annual funding allocation for Greater Merseyside, which in 2003 – 2004 totalled £280m. Much of this funding is used to deliver mainstream programmes through FE colleges, work-based learning providers, school sixth forms and LEAs and their networks of Adult and Community Learning providers. A limited proportion of this £280m can be used flexibly to fund Discretionary activity. Additionally, LSC Greater Merseyside are co-financing those parts of the Objective 1i and Objective 3i programmes that are aligned to the learning and skills agenda.
North West Network can assist orgaisations who are seeking to apply for ESFi funding under Objective 3. The objective 3 area covers Halton.
In LSC Greater Merseyside Strategy for Learning and Skills 2002 – 2005, LSC Greater Merseyside sets out four Strategic Objectives for funding:
- Increasing the participation and achievement of young people, through the development of a coherent 14-19 phase
- Increasing the participation and achievement of adults
- Meeting the workforce development and skills needs of employers
- Improving the quality, relevance and coherence of provision