In November 2013 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced £25 million in 2014-15 to support the delivery of outreach to schools, colleges, employers and the community through such networks.
Funding will be allocated through a bidding process which is due to be launched in early spring 2014.
We are inviting responses from higher education institutions and sector representative bodies, as well as Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), schools associations and other organisations with an interest in progression to higher education.
The consultation period is short to allow more time for institutions to develop bids. The deadline is noon on Wednesday 5 February 2014.