Great News – more funding announced for High Performing Workplaces

Written by Michelle Mook on . Posted in Sunflower Diaries

You may recall we were pleased to announce earlier this year, that we had been successfully awarded a contract from WYCC to deliver two ESF funded projects under their Higher Performing Workplaces Project through the Leeds City Region LEP (details later in this blog).

This provided a package of support designed for SMEs based within the Leeds City Region – Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York; and; who employ fewer than 250 full time equivalent staff with an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million.

We are pleased that we have subsequently been awarded a further opportunity and are one of 5 providers selected to offer Mentoring now.

Mentoring will be available to employed individuals in SMEs and is in response to the current climate and aims to build employees skills to cope with the volatile and complex challenges they currently face. We will be able to mentor both business and personal performance including areas such as dealing with change, communication, problem solving, managing time, improving leadership, staff motivation and teamwork.

This is a great opportunity to develop your people and with a set session rate of just £250 (with an employer contribution of £150) and an opportunity for up to 6 sessions per participant £250 X 6 = £1,500 (with an employer contribution of £900), it’s excellent value.

Empowering Leaders

Don’t forget we also still have funding to develop the skills of managers and leaders. Developing personal management capability; making effective use of information in decision-making operations and the development of the skills in managing people and driving performance through a range of bespoke programmes: –

  • Our 7-month experiential leadership programmes which utilises learning activities using the outdoors and one to one coaching sessions.
  • Our 6-month classroom based manager programme which is supported with action learning groups
  • Our 1-day People Fundamentals programme for new or emerging managers
  • A 4-month programme of coaching

Innovative Working Practices – Employee Engagement

We also still have the opportunity of developing a bespoke programme starting with the organisations business goals, vision, values and outcomes with our employee engagement programmes are developed to ensure that it best suits the business, learning outcomes and leadership needs: –

    • Assessment tool to identify business engagement levels
    • Training sessions and workshops
    • Coaching / Mentoring
    • Action Learning sets

All programmes will receive 40% funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) for businesses. Employers contribute 60% of the total cost of the business support. Funding is available throughout 2020.

If you are interested in accessing the funding, just get in touch and we will check your eligibility and help you understand what solutions will best fit your needs. Please contact us either by email using or call us on 07772 921460.

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