European Structural and Investment Fund calls

ESIF funding calls

 

North East – Integration of Young People into the Labour Market (OC25S17P0873) (County Durham area only)

Applications are sought to run a project to increase the participation, achievement and progression of young people aged 15-24 in County Durham who are NEET, whilst also reducing the risk of young people becoming NEET.

Further information can be found on this call here.

The closing date for this call is 20 November 2017.

North East Specialist Support for Unemployed/Inactive (OC25S17P0599). £6m European Social Fund (ESF)

Applications are currently sought to run a project which supports unemployed and inactive residents with health conditions, with an additional focus on those aged 50+.

Further information on this call can be found here.

The closing date for this call is 23 October 2017.

 


Digital Skills North East (OC25S17P0809).   £20m European Social Fund (ESF)

Applications are currently sought to run a project to address the digital skills challenges and opportunities. This includes supporting the development of Digital Skills for Digital Jobs and also activity to support wider digital skills development across industries.

Further information on this call can be found here.

The closing date for this call is 23 October 2017.

 

North East Ambition Pilot – Strategic Framework (OC25S17P0808). £3m European Social Fund (ESF)

Applications are currently sought to run a project that brings together educators, businesses and local communities to transform the education system. Applications must align with the linked 2.1 NE Ambition Pilot Part 2: Tailored Training Call below. It is anticipated that only one proposal will be selected from this call to cover the whole of the North East LEP area.

Further information on this call can be found here.

The closing date for this call is 23 October 2017.

 

North East Ambition Pilot – Tailored Training (OC25S17P0807). £3m European Social Fund (ESF)

Applications are currently sought to run a project providing leadership, management and technical skills development for employees in education establishments. Applications must align with the linked 2.2 NE Ambition Pilot Strategic Framework Call above.

Further information on this call can be found here.

The closing date for this call is 23 October 2017.

North East Raising Skills – Health & Social Care workforce (OC25S17P0874). £5m European Social Fund (ESF)

Applications are currently sought to run a project to improve recruitment, retention and progression in employment in the health and social care sector through a programme of skills training and support for employers.

The call should ensure that care operators in the North East, in the private and public sectors, can provide a high standard of training and retain staff. Proposals must demonstrate an increase in skills levels of employees to promote in-work progression and should incorporate specialist training for employees in mental health, learning disabilities and older people services.

For more information, download the call specification.

The closing date for this call is 4 December 2017.

 

North East Support for furthest away from the labour market OC25S17P0810.

£8m European Social Fund (ESF).

Applications are sought to run aproject focused on providing specialist, well targeted and integrated support to those with multiple barriers to the labour market and complex needs in the North East LEP area.

For more information, download the call specification.

The closing date for this call is 4 December 2017.


Local information events:

Download a presentation from the local information events including background detail and further guidance on submitting a response to the call.

Download a presentation from the Information Event held on 5 September 2017 which looked at the Digital Skills call and the North East Ambition call. You can also view a list of the Digital Skills initiatives here. You can view a list of the organisations which attended the event here.

Download the presentations from the Information Event held on 3 October 2017.

 

ESF Employer Match Funding Guidance Notes

Read the  ESF Employer Match guidance notes

 

Read the North East LEP Strategic Economic Plan

You can download a copy of the North East Strategic Economic Plan here.


 

Funding News

Wed 27th Sep, 2017

In conversation: Heather Heward, North East LEP Programme Manager: how a recent update to the European Social Fund (ESF) rules will unlock investment across the region.

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Thu 14th Sep, 2017

We are welcoming Expressions of Interest for the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

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Thu 20th Jul, 2017

£5 million industrial units development given the green light

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