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LSIF – How To Get The Most Out Of Your Local Skills Innovation Technology Funding

LSIF – How To Get The Most Out Of Your Local Skills Innovation Technology Funding

Date and Time: 6th March 2024 from 2:30 to 3:30pm GMT
Venue: Online on Zoom


  • Richard Foster-Fletcher, Exec Chair at MKAI.org
  • David Sime, CTO at RiIoT Digital

Designed for:

Further Education (FE) Providers, College Leaders, Training Providers, Educational Administrators

Event Overview:

Join us for an insightful and practical webinar aimed at helping further education providers effectively utilise the Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF). With a combined fund of £165 million over two financial years, LSIF offers a significant opportunity for FE providers to innovate and respond to local skills needs.

Key Topics:

  • Understanding LSIF: A deep dive into the purpose, significance, and structure of the Local Skills Improvement Fund.
  • Strategic Utilisation of Funds: Guidance on how to allocate LSIF resources effectively for renovating facilities, upskilling teachers, and introducing new courses in vital sectors like green construction and cybersecurity.
  • Aligning with Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIPs): Insights on aligning projects with the priorities outlined in the employer-led LSIPs.
  • Best Practices: Sharing successful strategies and case studies from the previous Strategic Development Fund (SDF) and exploring how these learnings can be applied to LSIF projects.
  • Project Planning: Practical tips for developing robust project proposals and plans to maximise the impact of the funding.
  • Q&A Session: An interactive segment where participants can ask questions and seek advice from our hosts and industry experts.


  • Equip FE providers with the knowledge to navigate the LSIF funding landscape.
  • Offer actionable strategies for aligning educational offerings with local labour market needs.
  • Foster a community of practice among FE providers for sharing best practices and innovative approaches.

Why Attend:

  • Learn how to harness LSIF funding to bridge local skills gaps and enhance educational outcomes.
  • Gain insights from industry experts on developing and implementing successful projects.
  • Network with fellow educators and administrators to exchange ideas and experiences.
March 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Online with Zoom