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EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance update

We’re building the only 'Health and Social Care Funding Alliance' dedicated to winning bids that support recruitment and training - and you’re very welcome to join us!

Published on September 16th, 2021

For many Health and Social Care (HSC) employers securing access to funding to support recruitment, training and retention often feels like a lottery, with many organisations lacking the in-house expertise or resources to fully identify and win bids. This means many are simply missing out on significant support that can help deliver transformational change.

EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance intends to change that.

Collaboration is key.

We have a growing ecosystem of experts who will work with EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance partners to pinpoint opportunities that are a good fit, write winning proposals and deliver fully compliant and successful programmes.

If you like the sound of our Funding Alliance or simply want to find out more, then simply register your interest. Joining is completely free and we will only use your details to keep you updated on our progress.

Partner benefits

Access to an experienced team

As the organisation behind  EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance,  we have more than 20 years of experience in creating training, qualification and compliance solutions for the HSC sector. During that time, we have built an eco-system of experienced experts and consultants who now form part of our extended team.

Enhanced recruitment, training and retention

Our team will work with you to build an integrated recruitment and development pathway that will deliver a pipeline of new starters and also ensure experienced staff are supported with career progression.

Funding identification

We will work with EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance partners on either an individual or consortium basis to help identify suitable bids from the hundreds that are published each year. Our experts continually monitor the market and can alert you to any potential opportunities.

Bid Strategy

A winning bid strategy requires inputs from a wide variety of experts and most importantly, needs to align the organisation goals with the bid objectives and outcomes. The team behind the EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance has a track record of successful bids and we understand how to position our partners to ensure success.

Bid writing and submission

Successful bid writing takes time and experience. Our team will manage the bid process from start to submission, meeting all of the deadlines and doing all of the heavy lifting. This enables you to focus on building your business and developing your team.

Programme development

Making sense of UK funding is often complex and time-consuming and a lack of strategic overview can often result in training programmes failing to maximise their potential or simply not being fully integrated into the organisation. We have the experience and the team to help our Funding Alliance partners create winning programmes.

Delivery and compliance

Winning bids is only the start, here at EdgeWorks™ we know how to manage and deliver contracts ensuring full compliance and a successful outcome. We can manage all of the required MIS systems, Individual Learner Records (ILR) along with any audit or inspection requirements so our Alliance partners can avoid any administration overhead.

Who can join the EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance?

Join as an employer

HSC employer’s of all sizes can join our Funding Alliance and benefit from our partner services. To be a successful partner you need to be open to working with EdgeWorks™ and our ecosystem of experts and ideally be committed to helping support new and existing staff develop meaningful long-term careers.

Join as a college/training provider

The success of the EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance depends on collaboration between all members. New college/training provider members should be willing to support the alliance achieve its goals of developing a range of pathways including pre-employment and in-work progression opportunities.

Join as an expert/consultant

EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance currently works with a number of experts and consultants to help deliver value and opportunities to all members. If you have specific skills or experience which you think will add value to the Alliance then we will be pleased to hear from you.

Let us know you are interested and we promise to keep you updated with the latest news and opportunities.

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