The Combined Authority has pledged £5 million to help businesses and communities in the North of Tyne respond to Covid-19.
Grants of around £1.5 million have been offered from the NTCA Covid-19 Capacity fund to Northumberland County Council, North Tyneside Council, and Newcastle City Council to meet the need they see locally.
Links to COVID-19 support can be found below:
-For the North East Growth Hub Covid Toolkit, click here
-For community help in Northumberland, click here
-For community help in Newcastle, click here
-For community help in North Tyneside, click here
As part of the NTCA’s commitment to Adult Education, we have launched an apprenticeship landing page.
You will find links to apprenticeship resources and opportunities in our region.
The combined authority will take control of a £23 million Adult Education Budget (AEB) from central government, that will be used to steer people into work and training.
NTCA will ensure the money is spent more effectively locally when its AEB funded programmes begin in August.
The Combined Authority intend to act as an intermediary representative on behalf of smaller businesses and charities who would like to access the Government’s new Kickstart programme.
Kickstart provides funding to employers to create 6-month job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has set aside up to £3m of the Inclusive Economy Innovation Fund (IEIF), to provide a much-needed source of match funding to unlock remaining ESF funds available to the region. The Employability and Skills Programme will be delivered in phases to align with different ESF Calls.
NTCA launched the Employability and Skills Programme (Phase 1) in September 2019 and have provided in-principle offers of match-funding to six successful applicants to include in their ESF applications.
North of Tyne Working Homes is the first large scale employment support programme we have launched. It is an innovative partnership between housing providers housing associations, learning providers and local authorities.
The NTCA are working in partnership with representatives from the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to assist in the region’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Return to Work Carers’ pilot will help our residents who have caring commitments, but want to find work, access a range of route-ways to local jobs.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority are working with Harwood Education in partnership with UN CC:Learn (The One United Nations Climate Change Learning Partnership). The aim is to bring world-class environmental education to every school in the North of Tyne.
As part of the scheme, each state-funded school in the combined authority area has been given the opportunity to receive fully funded CPD to train at least one member of staff as a UN-accredited climate change teacher.
The Combined Authority is funding several projects which will prepare young people for the economic opportunities of the future.
Some of the initial projects funded include:
Kielder Observatory, NTCA Heritage STEM, Inspire North of Tyne and Connect.
There are massive career opportunities for young people getting engaged with science engineering and technology and I want us to be the world leader in this area and develop the clear link between learning and earning.