Access to Employment for Young People - YEI project call for Liverpool City Region (OC22S17P0650)

Call to run a project to provide support to and increase the employability of specific groups of young people in the Liverpool City Region LEP area allowing them to achieve equality of opportunity.


This call invites Full Applications which support the delivery of Priority Axis 1, Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration of Young People - YEI.

The employment rate of working age residents in the Liverpool City Region remains lower than the national average, with younger residents facing specific challenges in finding employment. Some young people are significantly less likely to be in (or able to compete for) sustainable employment than others.

Project proposals must deliver additional, innovative and more intensive provision that meets the needs of the specific groups of young people listed in the call (e.g. those with disabilities, experience of the care system etc.) and local labour markets. Proposals should demonstrate a personalised and staged approach to prepare participants for sustainable employment, through development of their employability skills.

Examples of types of provision include activities such as - job focused training, provision of training to achieve English, Maths & IT qualifications at level 2, supported internships and progression into supported and open employment via wrap around support.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the whole of the Liverpool City Region LEP area and applications must support the delivery of Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration of Young People (YEI) into the labour market.


Approximately £7.6m (£3.8m ESF and £3.8m YEI ) of funding is available.


  • Full application deadline: 23 April 2017
  • Project start date: July 2017

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 31st August 2018

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Full Application form to the email address provided in the call document. The guidance provides information to help you complete the form.

You are also advised to read the details in the call documents in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Social Fund Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.

Where to send completed applications

Completed Full Applications must be submitted to 2014-2020.ESFAPPLICATIONS@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK. Failure to send completed applications to this email address by the deadline in the call specification will be ineligible for consideration.

Contact details

Contact. with queries linked to accessing or using the specification, forms, guidance etc No applications are to be sent to this email address. Completed applications must be sent to the email address provided in the ‘How to Apply’ section above / Section 9 of the Call Specification.

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