The Projects, Grants and Partnerships Team at South Devon College play an integral role in identifying funding to support students, colleagues and the wider community. A range of funding sources are routinely searched to identify potential project funds, which are then matched to College priorities and then the team develop bids to help secure these funds. Once the funding is secured, the Projects, Grants and Partnerships Team manage the project with their colleagues to ensure successful delivery, reporting and, if applicable, claims processes throughout the life-cycle of the project.

Some of the recent projects supported by this team are:

Live projects include:

Project Funding Source
Erasmus +: Developing work and cultural experiences overseas for vocational students across various curriculum areas.
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Sherford Skills Training Scheme: The Sherford Consortium continues to invest in the local community, and alongside City College Plymouth and South Devon College, is now providing training, work experience and, via contractors, long-term employment opportunities during every phase of the Sherford development, through its Skills Training Scheme.
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Hi-Tech and Digital Centre: A new high quality education, business and skills facility, will meet the skills demands from employers, to encourage and support high level sustainable jobs for students and to support economically and strategically important sectors. The Centre will provide individuals with the skills to support local businesses, such as: – electronics, lasers, fibre, satellite and communications, aerospace, marine, medical and data analysis (Big Data).

The ERDF funding will enable the creation of a dedicated Business Centre incorporated within the Hi-Tech and Digital Centre for local businesses, schedule for completion in April 2019. It will have 15 incubation office units, including 2 Collaboration Zones, 2 Meeting Rooms and associated business support provided by Torbay Development Agency.

HEFCE will contribute capital and revenue funds to the Centre.


Project Funding Source
Serco skills support for the workforce: This project, funded by the European Social Fund, is working with Serco to deliver skills support for the workforce by providing funding for employers to improve the skills of their employees in order to meet their business goals, and aiming employees to progress onto an apprenticeship to benefit the local economy too. European Social Fund logo
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Learn Direct skills support for the workforce: This project, funded by the European Social Fund, is working with Learn Direct to deliver basis and intermediate skills support for the workforce by providing funding for employers in order to meet their business goals, and benefit the local economy too.
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Careers South West: Supported by Devon County Skills for Young People, the aim of this project is to support disengaged young people to enter and progress into the labour market and to reduce the number of young people aged 15-18 who are not in education, employment or training or at risk of not being so.

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Petroc – Empowering Enterprise: This project will work with participants aged 18-24 to identify their barriers and talents, in order to design and deliver a bespoke package of support. The support will help participants achieve both soft and hard outcomes and ultimately move them towards a positive and sustainable outcome.

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Pluss – Building Better Opportunities (BBO): BBO is a project jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund to help disadvantaged people across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.

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