The West Midlands OPCC is currently looking to expand its Birmingham based Enterprise to Employment project across the whole of the Black Country via bidding into the Community Renewal Fund. This is a short term fund, which will start in August and run for the remainder of the PCC funded pilot period – till the end of March 2022. It is our hope to secure further investment to provide the project sustainability past the pilot period. The original specification for the Birmingham project can be found attached to this alongside an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.
We are looking to partner with providers who already deliver in the Black Country and have capacity to mobilise and start delivery of the project within the Local Authority areas of Walsall, Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Dudley by August 2021. Providers do not need to be delivering exactly the same provision as stipulated within the specification but will need to have the relevant partnership arrangements in place, appropriate staffing levels to backfill, and an appropriate level of knowledge in the criminal justice and employment support fields. If this is something your organisation is interested in please return the attached EOI by the 5th of May.