The same constraints apply as last time:
- consortia need to be fronted by an English FE college
- money is available for capital expenditure only
- colleges need to pay in 20% of the full amount they request, in cash, to fund training and support
- not a long time between now and getting your bids in (6 October 08)
Congratulations to the existing projects, who have obviously managed to show enough benefit to learners to have been able to encourage the LSC to make this new money available!
More details here: http://www.molenet.org.uk/search/resource-29769.aspx
If you want to get involved, and ARE an English FE college, start by looking at what the current projects are doing. There is some very good information out there (if you dig), with some valuable lessons learned. Make sure you can show why your bid is building on the state of the art!
If you want to get involved, and ARE NOT an English FE college, now is the time to make friends with one, to come up with a joint project, and to help them bid for it!