The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) is responsible for commissioning co-financed ESF provision for adult skills provision, support for people in-work and who are unemployed, and a number of sector focused adult employment programmes.

All SFA invitation to tenders will be published  via the Bravo Solutions e tendering portal. Applicants must ensure that they are registered with the system.

Organisations that wish to apply to deliver ESF provision co-financed by the SFA must be on the SFA’s Register of Training Organisations (The Register). An organisation must have successfully completed the due diligence questions and if an organisation wants to be invited to tender when opportunities become available, it must have also successfully completed the capacity and capability questions.

For more information about the register, please follow the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-register-of-training-organisations or click here.

The following organisations have been awarded funding under the SFA / Black Country co-financing arrangement:

  • Calderdale College, Skills Support for the Workforce / Response to Redundancy, £10.5million.
  • Black County Consortium Ltd, Skills Factory, £533,672.
  • Skills Training UK, Support for Unemployed, £1.9million and Information, Advice and Guidance, £450,000.
  • Walsall Council, Community Grants Co-ordinating Body, £1,000,000.