Useful Links

Education and Skills Funding Agency
Education & Skills Funding Agency - GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/education-and-skills-funding-agency
The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.
ESFA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.

Education and Skills Funding Agency
Institute for Apprenticeships - GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/institute-for-apprenticeships
The Institute for Apprenticeships ensures high-quality apprenticeship standards and advises government on funding for each standard.
IFA is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Education.

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP
Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP

https://www.stokestaffslep.org.uk
The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) brings businesses and local authorities together to drive economic growth and create jobs.
We want to make Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire the best place in Britain to do business. We are focused on providing the support that businesses need whether they wish to start-up, grow or relocate.

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub
Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub

https://www.stokestaffsgrowthhub.co.uk
The first port of call for local businesses seeking advice or support is the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Business Helpline.