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Skills for Productivity project in the Coast to Capital LEP area


To ensure that delivery matches the changing requirements of industry in the Coast to Capital LEP area, with a particular focus on STEM, digital and basic skills, strong partnerships between education and skills providers and employers are required.

This call looks for proposals to support an increase in skills levels for those employed in the area to meet business needs and projects must deliver activity which directly contributes to the objectives of Priority Axis 2, Investment Priority 2.1.

A range of support should be delivered (examples given in the Call specification) and applicants are encouraged to design collaborative projects focused on individual beneficiary and local labour market need, the specific objectives of the investment priority and the required project outputs.

Applications to this call should cover the entire Coast to Capital area, although smaller applications covering part of the area will be considered. We are particularly keen to see delivery in rural West Sussex. Croydon and Lewes District are no longer part of Coast to Capital, therefore projects should not offer provision in these areas.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Coast to Capital LEP Area.


Approximately £2m of ESF is available.


Full application deadline: 05 August 2019.

Completion date

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.

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.

Technical Support

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.

Contact details

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 13 May 2019
Last updated 6 August 2019 + show all updates

  1. Skills for Productivity project call in the Coast to Capital LEP area (OC04S19P1415) is now closed.
  2. First published.

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