CLOSED: Enhancing equal access to lifelong learning - Succession Leadership and Management Planning – Worcestershire (OC38S16P0456)

Call to run a project to support the future growth of local businesses in Worcestershire and the productivity of the workforce, in particular on the succession leadership and management training for SMEs.

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 Project will focus succession leadership and management training for SMEs across the area, and particularly proposals that include up-skilling training for women to progress in the labour market.

It will focus on lifelong learning for all age groups in formal, and informal settings; upgrading the knowledge, skills and competencies of the workforce; and promote flexible learning across the area with emphasis being placed on women to help address the gender employment and wage gap and also with particular reference to promoting learning opportunities for higher level skills in local SMEs Training should be tailored to the business, however consideration will be given to alternative approaches, for example use of particular training models that have evidence of success.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Worcestershire LEP Area.


Approximately £500,000 of funding is available.


  • Outline application deadline: 15/01/2017
  • Full application deadline: 09/04/2017
  • Project start date: 26/02/2017

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 14/04/2020

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 28 November 2016
Last updated 16 January 2017 + show all updates
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