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.
This call aims to procure services to support individuals address and overcome their health and wellbeing issues to allow for movement into sustained employment. It will deliver joined-up targeted support to get people who are seeking employment – but who have multiple, complex or deep barriers to getting a job – into sustainable employment. It will also support individuals’ career progression through raising their skills levels, to meet the changing requirements of business.
Projects should target participants who are unemployed and claiming benefits with day one access but excluding those people who are on the Work and Health Programme. Under this Call, applicants are encouraged to prioritise people with complex and multiple barriers to work, who may or may not be claiming benefit and especially those furthest from the labour market. The project should not compete with DWP provision and should prioritise entry to people with moderate to severe mental health issues, learning difficulties, autism, dyslexia, substance misuse, muscular skeletal problems and long-term health conditions.
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The project must cover the D2N2 LEP area.
Approximately £4,000,000 of ESF is available.
Full application deadline: 06 February 2020.
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.
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 E.CLAIMSSUPPORT@dwp.gov.uk
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 E.CLAIMSSUPPORT@dwp.gov.uk
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@example.com. This address should not be used to request technical support.