VCSE Active Engagement post-event page

The Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in D2N2 is a significant partner in the achievement of our local economic ambitions.  As an enabler of employment and learning outcomes, by supporting people to address barriers and as a direct employer and contributor to the region’s economy, the relationship with the Local Enterprise Partnership is an important one.

This event was the first of a new model for a bi-annual strategic dialogue between D2N2 LEP and our local VCSE partners.  It was an opportunity to discuss the changing role and responsibilities of LEPs; economic policy and priorities; funding streams and investments; working together to embed inclusion outcomes across D2N2.

At this first event there was a focus on the developing Local Industrial Strategy for D2N2.  Delegates also heard how inclusion is now being embedded across D2N2 and how linkage with the VCSE might further improve this work as well as how the VCSE might contribute towards wider D2N2 objectives.

Useful links and contacts from the event

VCSE Active Engagement presentation

D2N2 Inclusion reps:
Jane Howson - main D2N2 Board and People & Skills Advisory Board
Jo Bradley-Fortune - Investment and Innovation Advisory Board
Alex Ford and Linny Beaumont - Place Advisory Board
Ian Bond - People & Skills Advisory Board
Andrew Redfern - Business Growth Advisory Board
Visit the D2N2 LEP main website for more details about the D2N2 LEP Advisory Boards - including the role and membership of the Advisory Boards, meeting dates and meeting minutes

Derbyshire County Council apprenticeship levy - if you want to find out more information about tapping into the DCC apprenticeship levy, contact Leigh McKenzie, Senior Economic Development Officer, via

Link to D2N2 Labour Market Dashboard (may take a few seconds to load depending on your internet connection)   

Visit the D2N2 LEP main website for more information on the D2N2 Local Industrial Strategy

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