The UK Futures Programme is inviting innovative proposals from supply chain primes in the UK to drive-up the quality of management and leadership among their supply chain businesses. The closing date is 30 July.
This competition is open to prime organisations with UK-based supply chains or those looking to expand their UK supply chains within the manufacturing, construction, legal and accounting services and financial services sectors.
Proposals must be business-led, backed with private co-investment and address one or more of the following challenges within their supply chains:
- Raising the capability of leaders and managers to align skills, job design and other workplace practices to support high value firm strategies
- Boosting demand for management and leadership skills
- Increasing social capital of managers, levels of interaction and opportunities to learn from their peers and best practice
A total investment pot of up to £3.5 million is available in 2014/15 for this competition.
The UKCES expects to invest up to a maximum of £300,000 per successful proposal. UKCES will invest differing amounts according to the nature of the project being proposed (i.e. research, development, piloting, scaling). Further information is provided in the guidance documents. The closing date for applications is 30 July 2014.