West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

ESF funding

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) currently manages three skills-based contracts which are funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) (part of the European Structural Investment Fund). These contracts are designed to meet the skills plan for the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise partnership, and increase growth among businesses.

Current contracts

Reach Higher: widening participation in higher level skills
More Skills, Better Jobs: skills support for in-work claimants
The Skills Service: training matching service for SMEs


Activities to begun in 2018 and will be delivered by June 2019 (Reach Higher and More Skills Better Jobs). The Skills Service is funded until March 2020.

Opportunities to tender

In some cases, funding will be made available to training providers and/or organisations for specific and targeted activities or ‘commissions’ to help the consortium fulfil these contracts. These activities must be designed to complement other skills support offers within the Leeds City Region and will be subject to approval by WYCC.

Find our latest commissions and tender opportunities please register on the In-tend website.

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