Call to run a project to support young people aged 16 to 24 who are NEET or at risk of NEET with additional needs or those from vulnerable groups with a focus on mental health and wellbeing support.
The focus of this call will be to support those young people aged 16 to 24 who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET with additional needs or those from vulnerable groups e.g. carers, care leavers, young offenders, those with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD), at risk of gang involvement and from traveller communities with a focus on mental health and wellbeing support.
As such this programme will support Key Action 4 of the revised D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan Vision 2030 Careers Inspiration for our Future Workforce by inspiring young people to make well informed choices about their education, training and careers in the future economy.
Examples of activities that may be supported include:
Increasing the uptake for both traineeships and apprenticeships through dedicated marketing or outreach work and supporting individuals to remain on projects and programmes (e.g. mentoring, paying trainees’ costs day to day transport costs,).
For more information, download the call specification.
The project must cover the D2N2 LEP area.
Approximately £494,784 of ESF is available.
Full application deadline: 27 November 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.
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.