This Strategic Skills Plan sets out our ambitious programme for skills development in the region.
Fundamental to our role as a Kickstart Gateway is ensuring that the employers we engage with create good quality placements and the young people benefiting from them gain a positive outcome from their placement. Central to this is a core offer of additional support to ensure that both the young person and employer gain a positive experience from Kickstart. This Call seeks to bring forward innovative proposals for an organisation to deliver this core offer.
Call for funding proposals to address the skills needs of NTCA’s residents and businesses in our Key Sectors.
Call is now open for the UK Community Renewal Fund for the North of Tyne area. The fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to investing in skills, community and place and local business and supporting people into employment.
UK Government identified the North of Tyne Combined Authority as the Lead Authority for Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland and North Tyneside with responsibility for inviting, assessing, prioritising, and submitting shortlisted bids to government of up to £9m in total.
The Northumberland Line Economic Corridor spans the North of Tyne’s three Local Authority areas, connecting our people to key innovation and employment assets within Newcastle City Centre, our housing sites and business parks in North Tyneside, and the towns and places and growing ‘green economy’ cluster in South East Northumberland.
The Combined Authority is delivering a range of programmes to support the medium- and long-term recovery of the NTCA economy. As part of a £10m Recovery Innovation Fund, we have allocated £1m to support ‘localised supply chain development’ and ‘tourism innovation adoption’.
This Call for Proposals is now closed.
The UK has left the European Union and there will be new rules for businesses and residents in operation from the 1st January 2021. These new rules will introduce changes in arrangements for businesses which trade with the EU, and for those travelling to, or living or working in, the EU.
Are you a business looking to make a first investment in Newcastle, North Tyneside or Northumberland?
We have £10m available to support businesses looking to invest and create jobs and may be able to contribute to up to 10% of your costs.
Kickstart is a new Government initiative that 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.
Additional funding is available to employers for each Placement to ensure the young person is fully supported and leaves the Programme prepared to enter work.
As part of the NTCA’s commitment to Adult Education, we have launched our apprenticeship landing page.
Apprenticeships are for anyone aged over 16, and are a valuable way to get the skills you need to improve your chances of getting a better quality job. They are a genuine job and you are employed from the very first day.
Visit our project page for more information.
On the 30th June 2020 the North of Tyne Combined Authority were awarded £24m of Government funding to allow local authorities to target additional investment towards brownfield sites requiring intervention.
This funding will support the delivery of up to 2,500 additional homes in the North of Tyne area on brownfield land by 2025.
The NTCA Community Hubs Investment Fund has been approved by the cabinet to fund multi-use community hubs for the future as the region looks beyond the immediate Coronavirus pandemic.
The £1.5 million fund will support organisations in Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland that provide a range of community services under one roof.
Follow the link for more information.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority continues to align with national government guidance and work with our partner organisations to ensure a multi-agency approach to coronavirus as it evolves.
This project details the work NTCA has implemented in response to coronavirus, as well as signposts to government guidance.
The combined authority’s £23 million Adult Education Budget (AEB) from central government is now live. It will be used to steer people into work and training.
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 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.
Working closely with Northumberland County Council, North Tyneside Council, and Newcastle City Council, the Combined Authority has pledged £680k to help residents in the North of Tyne stay connected with key services during Covid-19.
The combined authority is inviting expressions of interest for its Offshore and Subsea Infrastructure Programme.
Find out more.
The coronavirus crisis has had a severe impact on the culture and creative sector nationally and in the North East.
As part of a wider commitment to the culture and creative sector, the combined authority is establishing a £3.25m recovery fund for the sector.
The OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest professional cycle race, returned to the North East of England in September 2019, as the North of Tyne hosted the third stage of the race.
It was the first ever OVO Energy Tour of Britain stage to link all the areas of the North of Tyne Combined Authority, with the route taking in Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle Upon Tyne.
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.
It is available to both adult carers and young adult carers and is being delivered by an innovative partnership between the NTCA, carer support organisations and local employers.
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.
The North of Tyne Citizens’ Assembly on climate change will take place online.
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.
What does ‘Good Work’ look like?
The North of Tyne Combined Authority has been working with employers and other key stakeholders to understand what ‘Good Work’ is and how we as a Combined Authority can promote and reward employers that are offering the main elements of ‘Good Work’.
Through collaboration, we have developed the Good Work Pledge, which enables employers to understand the key elements of ‘Good Work’, what they can do to achieve this for their employees and what support is available to help them get there.