CLOSED: Employment for Growth project call in South East Midlands (OC31S16P0286)

Call to run a project providing help and support to unemployed, inactive and disadvantaged people enabling them to improve their chances of finding work in South East Midlands

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 and Inactive People. This call for ESF investment has been issued with a complementary call under ESF Investment Priority 1.2 - Sustainable Integration of Young People into the Labour Market Applicants can apply against both or individual calls.

Applications are invited to develop a project that helps unemployed and long term unemployed people; economically inactive and disadvantaged groups to compete effectively in the labour market. Proposals must demonstrate highly innovative and effective approaches to tackling local and specific employment and skills gaps, demonstrate additionality and ultimately promote and stimulate growth across the South East Midlands.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the entire South East Midlands


Approximately £6.4 million of funding is available.


  • Outline application deadline: 13 May 2016.
  • Full application deadline: 12 August 2016
  • Project start date: 01 July 2016

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 31 December 2019.

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 draft Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.

What happens next

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

Contact details


Published 3 March 2016
Last updated 16 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. ESF call OC31S16P0286 now CLOSED
  2. Call specification attached for call reference OC31S16P0286
  3. First published.