CLOSED: Development of Basic Skills for the Employed in New Anglia – (OC24S18P1145)

Call to run a project to address the basic skills needs of employed people in the New Anglia 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.


This call seeks applications to address the basic skills needs of employed people in the New Anglia LEP area and to increase their skills levels by at least one level in English, Maths, ICT or ESOL (if appropriate) to promote achievement and aspiration. By addressing the basic skills needs of employees, businesses will benefit from increased capacity, productivity and staff retention.

New Anglia LEP are particularly keen to support proposals that respond to the skills needs of those who are currently employed or under-employed in the identified priority growth sectors and, by utilising the sector skills plans developed for New Anglia, provide basic skills support for employees that have no or low qualification levels. The aim of this is to encourage progression in the work place.

This call is seeking project proposals which can deliver one or a number of the following activities:

  • Employee support: Address basic skills needs of employees particularly in SMEs and micro businesses to increase their levels of literacy and numeracy and ICT leading to qualification attainment.

  • Solutions: Provide activities which address low-level (L1 and L2) skills shortages in the priority growth sectors identified by the relevant Sector Skills Plan.

  • Stimulate demand: Ensure learning opportunities are made available to employees and employers who require it, and provide an integrated service with other ESF projects and other provision in New Anglia offering support to employers.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the New Anglia LEP Area.


Approximately £575,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 5 November 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 13 August 2018
Last updated 6 November 2018 + show all updates
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