The deadline for applications has passed.

Please do not submit any AEB tender applications.

Enable have received a funding allocation from the ESFA for Adult Education Budget (AEB) for academic year 2021/22. We are inviting organisations to tender to become a delivery partner on this funding stream.

Enable AEB funding is accredited programmes of delivery. We would like you to concentrate on supporting those most affected by recent Covid-19 pandemic, this could be delivering accredited courses to support/enable people to get back into work after losing their jobs due to Covid-19, Re-Skill, accredited courses that will improve learners current situations, support their mental wellbeing and financial restrictions..

ESFA AEB funding is delivered in 2 envelopes:

  • Envelope 1 – 01/08/2021 – 31/03/2022
  • Envelope 2 – 01/04/2022 – 31/07/2022

This tender is for delivery in Envelope 1 only at this stage.

Please ensure that you submit all documentation required for this application process. *** applications missing required documentation or submitted after the deadline will not be accepted***

Enable will require delivery of the AEB courses to start in September 2021. Applications should be submitted by 5pm Friday 20th August 2021.  Your application should be emailed to

After the application close date, successful applications will go to panel for assessment and we may come back to you to clarify points or submit further information. You will be notified of the outcome by Thursday 26th August 2021 by email to explain if you have been successful or not.  Part of the application process will be Enable’s annual Due Diligence, this will contribute to your overall application grading.

Contract Managers will contact you to discuss your allocation and the programme(s) you plan to deliver along with guidance on using the contractual paperwork during delivery. 

If you require any additional information regarding AEB funding and becoming a delivery partner of Enable please contact Chev Douglas at

AEB Tender process closed at

5pm on Friday 20th August 2021.

Applications were to be submitted before this deadline.

Applications made now will not be considered.

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