CLOSED Access to employment: call for the Leeds City Region

Call to run a project providing access to employment in Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership 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.


The aim of this programme is to encourage growth in the construction industry through the development and expansion of an appropriately skilled workforce

  • Interventions to attract talented people, at all ages, into the industry including: supported work experience; employer partnerships with skills providers; and activities targeted at groups currently under-represented in the industry e.g. women, and BME groups;

  • Activity that brings together employers and educators to develop and deliver “attracting talent” packages;

  • Development of skills conversion pathways, with a mix of formal and “permit to work” (e.g. CSCS Cards) qualifications, to attract talent currently economically inactive / unemployed; and

  • Interventions to re-attract people who have previously worked in the industry and are currently unemployed.

For more information, download the call specification


The project must cover all of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership area.


Up to £500,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 8 May 2015

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 31 March 2017.

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: OC20S15P0043

Published 25 March 2015
Last updated 12 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. ESF call for Leeds City Region now closed.
  2. Instructions on how to apply revised.
  3. First published.