CLOSED Access to employment and learning and skills: call in London

Call to run projects providing access to employment and learning and skills in London.

This call is now closed. Please do not submit an application for this call. The information provided on this page is for reference purposes only.

Important Notice for this Call

The process for applying under this call outlined below is the normal route to apply for funding. However we are aware that some users have been having issues with the IT system LOGASnet. A Word version of the application form is available here. If you are unable to submit your application on the IT system we will accept a Word version as a temporary measure for this specific call. This must be submitted to the email address in Section 6 in the call specification by the deadline specified in the call. Applications submitted after this deadline cannot be accepted. Applicants will still be expected to submit an application using the IT system and should do so as soon as they can access the IT system.


The Greater London Authority (GLA) invites applications for projects under Priority Axes 1 and 2 of the England ESF Operational Programme. The GLA is looking for projects of a significant scale, over £10,000,000 (ESF & match), that have the potential to make a considerable impact on the employment prospects and skills levels of some of London’s most disadvantaged groups.

For more information, download the call specification


Projects should operate within the London Local Enterprise Partnership area.

Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) applies only to Inner London – see call specification for details.


Up to £50,000,000 of funding is available (including the YEI allocation).


Outline application deadline: 24 April 2015

Project start date: no later than 01 October 2015

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 31 March 2019.

How to apply

Step one: register

Register by sending an email to

Put ‘Register to apply for ESIF’ in the subject line.

In the email, include:

  • your full name
  • full name of your organisation
  • email address
  • phone number (including extension)

If you’re already registered, you can make your outline application right away.

Step two: make an outline application

We’ll register you on our system within 10 working days. Then we’ll contact you and tell you how to make your outline application.

You can start preparing your application while you wait. Download the Instructions on how to apply.

You are also advised to read details on the selection and assessment of projects and the guidance and requirements on key areas of the funds that a successful applicant will need to comply with.

The latest draft version of the European Social Fund operational programme is also available to refer to.

What happens next

If your outline application is successful, we’ll contact you and ask you to make a full application.

Contact details

If you have a question, contact

Call reference number: OC23S15P0047

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