CLOSED: Access to Employment: Get in to Employment project call in Solent LEP (OC29S19P1687)

Call to run a project providing help to unemployed and economically inactive people to enter employment or self employment in the Solent LEP area.

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.


Through this call the Managing Authority is seeking project(s) to address inequalities in the labour market for various groups. It will deliver activities based in disadvantaged communities that will raise awareness and prepare people to both enter employment and sustain better employment.

Priority groups for this call are:

  • People lacking digital and basic skills .
  • Lone Parents and returners to the labour market, including those with child or elder care responsibilities.
  • Older workers.
  • Care leavers.
  • Ex-offenders (provider/s will be expected to show how they will work alongside existing HMPPS provision for offenders to ensure complementary activity and the avoidance of duplication).
  • Ethnic minorities.
  • People with disabilities and mild health conditions, notably individuals with neural diversity characteristics.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Solent LEP area.


Approximately £1,000,000 of ESF is available.


Full application deadline: 12 February 2020.

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.

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

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

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 This address should not be used to request technical support.

Published 20 November 2019
Last updated 17 February 2020 + show all updates
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