CLOSED: Access to Employment project call for Jobseekers and Inactive People in Oxfordshire LEP area (OC27S16PO452)

Call to run a project providing support to the long-term unemployed to compete effectively in the labour market, and help inactive people to participate in the labour market in Oxfordshire.

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 invites Outline Applications which support the delivery of Priority Axis 1, Investment Priority 1.1: Access to Employment for Jobseekers and Inactive People.

One of the headline priorities to 2020 in the Oxfordshire Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) is addressing exclusion from the labour market by helping young people and adults marginalised or disadvantaged from work. One of the actions identified in the SEP is to meet this priority through Community Employment Plans which will support local people to access jobs through measures such as apprenticeships and training schemes, and links with schools and colleges.

Over the life of the project, activities will focus on support for long-term unemployed so they can compete effectively in accessing training and jobs related to strategic development sites, such as Westgate Shopping Centre at Botley, the Orchard Shopping Centre expansion at Didcot and others related to the logistics sector in Oxfordshire, as well as in the social care sector where there are significant recruitment and retention issues. Examples of types of provision include pre-employment training; preparation for apprenticeships, and help for people both pre and post Work Programme.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Oxfordshire LEP area.


Approximately £1,200,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 04 January 2017

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 31st July 2020.

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Outline 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 Outline 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.

What happens next

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

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 ‘Where to send completed applications’ section above / Section 9 of the Call Specification.

Published 31 October 2016
Last updated 9 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Access to Employment project call for Jobseekers and Inactive People in Oxfordshire LEP area (OC27S16PO452) is now CLOSED.
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