Businesses encouraged to apply for EU funding to support flourishing employees

PUBLISHED: 14:07 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:07 16 July 2018

Sophie Kerr of the Carousel Cafe. Picture: Carousel Cafe

Sophie Kerr of the Carousel Cafe. Picture: Carousel Cafe

Carousel Cafe

Time is fast running out for businesses to apply for funding to help train talented members of staff up to management roles.

The European Social Fund has offered businesses based in Norfolk or Suffolk with fewer than 250 employees the chance to win some of the funding, to enable staff to work on their leadership skills.

The funding is available until February 28, 2019, and will enable the dedicated support of up to 330 emerging leaders across the New Anglia LEP area.

Businesses who have already benefited from the Emerging Leaders project include King’s Lynn-based Carousel Café and Munchbox.

Sophie Kerr started the course in 2017 having taken over as manager at both establishments, owned by her father Gary,

Ms Kerr attended workshops in everything from communication skills to health and safety.

The European Social Fund can deliver skills training to employees who are aged 19 or over, who have lived in the EU for the last 3 years and who are seen as ‘emerging leaders’ in the organisation.

For more information, please contact the project lead Susie Massen at

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