Active Inclusion : IP 1.4 project call in Cheshire & Warrington (OC03S18P1134)

Call to run a project to ensure that individuals affected by multiple disadvantages receive appropriate support that will facilitate progression to skills development and employment in the Cheshire & Warrington area.


Activity should involve a range of relevant integrated actions to ensure that individuals affected by multiple disadvantages receive appropriate support to give opportunities that will facilitate progression to skills development and employment.

The main focus of activity under this call needs to address three main aims for those individuals and families at risk. These are:

  • Prevention: to prevent or minimise the risk of long term issues/problems which culminate in an inability to seek and hold down employment;

  • Early intervention: targeting resources on individuals or groups at high risk, or showing early signs of a problem, to try to stop it occurring; early remedial treatment;

  • Intervening: once there is a problem, to stop it getting worse and redress the situation.

The programme(s) should be individually focused and flexible to the needs and differences across each LA area. It may best be supported by a Key Worker model, developing active links between people working on the mainstream programmes and this project. Applicants are encouraged to consider a wide range of innovative delivery models.

Project activity must be easily accessible across the whole sub-region and therefore take account of the mixed geography of Cheshire and Warrington. Applicants should demonstrate how they will ensure effective coverage and support for people in rural areas.

This call for ESF investment has been issued with a complementary call under ESF Investment Priority (IP) 1.2. OC03S18P1133. Applicants can apply against both or individual calls, Investment Priorities 1.2 (Sustainable Integration of Young People into the Labour Market) and IP 1.4 (Active Inclusion).

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Cheshire and Warrington LEP area.


Approximately £2,900,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 28/09/2018

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.

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

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 9 July 2018