CLOSED Access to employment: call in Birmingham and Solihull

Call to run a Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) project providing access to employment in Birmingham and Solihull.

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.


One of the investment priorities for the ESF in 2014-2020 is to promote the sustainable integration into the labour market of young people, in particular those who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

This will be reinforced by the new Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) in Birmingham and Solihull only through a range of engagement, employment and skills support.

For more information, download the call specification.


The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) project must cover the Birmingham and Solihull areas of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area.


Up to £33,600,000 of funding is available (including the YEI allocation).


Outline application deadline: 22 May 2015

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 31 July 2018.

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: OC12S15P0033

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