Call to run a project to build a locally integrated employment service that tackles deep seated barriers to work for all who need it in the Leeds City Region LEP area.
Applicants need to ensure their project will operate across one or more of the following West Yorkshire local authority area geographies: Bradford; Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and/or Wakefield.
This Call seeks projects to build a locally integrated employment service that:
- tackles the deep seated barriers to work for all who need it;
- makes best use of available resources;
- reduces duplication by integrating national and local health, employment and other support services; and
- enables people to access sustainable work and progress.
Given the Leeds City Region has a sizeable ethnic minority population, particularly high in some West Yorkshire Local Authority Districts applicants must demonstrate in their bids how provision will support the needs of this particular group as identified in the labour market analysis outlined above. Applicants must also address how they will support those over 50 and who are vulnerable to labour market changes.
Projects will be particularly welcome where they focus on those target participants who are economically inactive (either registered or not registered unemployed) with day one access. Unemployed and economically inactive people with (mental) health conditions and/or learning disabilities/difficulties must also be part of the client groups of this Call (NB participants can have diagnosed or undiagnosed conditions).
Focus should be given to the following groups;
- people from ethnic minorities
- those aged over 50 years
- lone Parents
- those with a disability and/or a health condition
- individuals who are long term jobless for over 2 years
- individuals inactive in the economy
Interventions must be flexible and responsive to address individual needs.
For more information, download the call specification.
The project must cover the Leeds City Region LEP area.
Approximately £6,338,000 of ESF is available.
Full application deadline: 27 February 2020
Projects must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed project start date, however the ESF Managing Authority reserves the right to vary the maximum duration in exceptional circumstances. All ESF Projects must be completed by 31st December 2023. Project costs cannot be incurred beyond this date.
Full Application Submission
To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and submit your Full Application via the ECLAIMS IT System.
Please note: the ECLAIMS IT System can only be access from within the UK.
Full Applications submitted in the ECLAIMS IT System after the call closing date shown above and on the call specification will not be appraised.
You will need to request an External Access Form for each person in your organisation who requires access.
It is your responsibility to ensure you request and activate your ECLAIMS access in sufficient time. We strongly advise that you obtain and activate your ECLAIMS access at least 2 weeks prior to the advertised call closure date, if not sooner.
You are also advised to read the details in the call specification in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the ESF Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Social Fund Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.
The published ESF Online Full Application Guidance also provides step-by-step advice on how to complete your Full Application using the ECLAIMS IT system. ESF Online Full Application Guidance.
The technical support operating hours are Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm and it is your responsibility to ensure you seek and technical advice in sufficient time to complete and submit your Full Application before the published call closure date.
The Managing Authority reserves the right to reject applications which are incomplete or not submitted in a timely and compliant way.