Call to run a project to provide arrange of opportunities for young people in the Cumbria LEP area to secure a pathway into employment, education or training.
The projects delivered under this priority must demonstrate the value they add to existing projects that enable young people to move into education, employment and training and in particular should focus on:
- Early identification of young people at risk of NEET; and
- Those already not in education, employment or training.
The programme must provide arrange of opportunities for young people to engage with employers and undertake a range of learning opportunities to secure a pathway into employment, education or training as well as a range of coaching and flexible support.
Any interventions targeting young people still at school must not substitute for provision that schools or local authorities would be expected to provide and must be targeted at those who are at risk of being NEET.
Applications are encouraged from consortia or other similar types of partnership arrangements. In each such case the application must be completed and submitted in the ECLAIMS IT system by the lead organisation on behalf of the partnership/consortia. The lead applicant must have the financial capacity to meet the required Due Diligence criteria and, if ESF funding is awarded, this organisation will then become the lead Grant Recipient accountable for delivery of the overall ESF Project.
For more information, download the call specification.
The project must cover the Cumbria LEP area.
Approximately £1.3m of ESF is available.
Full application deadline: 19 December 2019
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.
Published 26 September 2019 Contents