New funding for London tech training

The Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme has been developed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the Tech Partnership to increase the number of women and young people from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disadvantaged backgrounds in jobs that require digital skills, to better prepare young Londoners for digitally-skilled occupations, and to improve the pool of talent available to employers.

The GLA has published information about applications for strand 2 of the Mayor of London’s Digital Talent programme. There is a total of £500,000 available for a revenue grant funding contribution toward the costs to setup and deliver new, non-accredited ‘bootcamp’ (8-24 weeks) training opportunities for 18-24 year olds living in London. Capital funding is also available to support delivery costs.

A separate applications process led by the European Social Fund team for £2million will open within the next few weeks. Applicants are welcome to apply for both funding opportunities but will need to complete two differing sets of paperwork.

The deadline for applications is 10 July 12:00 NOON.

More information at http://tinyurl.com/yddch3w5