Call to run a project/s designed to provide improved access to quality advice on apprenticeships and skills for employers and learners and access to funding for responsive skills.
Through this Call D2N2 LEP is seeking a programme of activity to broker opportunities for Apprenticeship levy to be used as match to support new apprenticeship starts in relevant SMEs within the levy payer’s supply chain or industry sector and build competitive advantage through the development and increase of high quality apprenticeships prioritising the following key sectors:
Creative and digital
Transport equipment manufacturing
Transport and logistics
Professional and scientific services including life sciences
Food and drink manufacturing
Health and social care
The programme should seek to develop innovative approaches to ensure Apprenticeship funding and levy is used effectively across D2N2 to achieve skills for growth and meet the needs of growing or skills shortage sectors identified in the D2N2 Economic Growth and Recovery strategy particularly.
Modular construction methods and retrofitting
Health and MedTech
For more information, download the call specification.
The project must cover the D2N2 LEP area.
Approximately £ 2,000,000 of ESF is available.
Full application deadline: 10 June 2021
Projects must be financially completed (i.e. have a proposed Financial Completion Date) no later than 31st December 2023; however, the Managing Authority reserves the right to vary the maximum duration in exceptional circumstances.
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.
If you do not already have access to the ECLAIMS IT system, please request an ‘ECLAIMS External Access Form’ by emailing [email protected]
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.
If you encounter any technical difficulties completing or submitting your Full Application via the ECLAIMS IT system, please send an email to [email protected]
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.
If you have any questions about the Call Specification or ESF Online Full Application Guidance, please contact [email protected]. This address should not be used to request technical support.
Published 18 March 2021 Contents