CLOSED: Ex-Offenders In Humber (OC18S18P1183)

Call to run a project to pilot activity which will broker opportunities to encourage and increase work experience, work placements, traineeships, apprenticeships and employment opportunities for ex-offenders, particularly within 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.


Projects should clearly outline how they will:

  • Work closely with Humber based prisons to influence skills provision / curriculum within prisons locally to ensure it meets the needs of local employers

  • Support businesses, removing barriers and brokering opportunities for ex-offenders including work experience, work placements, traineeships, apprenticeships and employment opportunities

  • Match employer demand for particular skills with people currently in prison to provide opportunities for them to gain employment as soon as they complete their sentence, thereby reducing re-offending and meeting the needs of local employers

  • Develop innovative approaches to engaging employers in the justice agenda,

  • Work across the Humber LEP area, engaging with LEP partners, appropriate delivery organisations and stakeholders to deliver a responsive package of interventions with SMEs

  • Increase SME influence regarding prison commissioned work to support individual organisations

  • Offer a personalised support service for employers to ensure they receive advice and guidance regarding any former prisoner engaged within their employ

  • Facilitate and assist in the development of improved and joined up business influences that assist the whole of the Humber prison community.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Humber.


Approximately £500,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 16/01/2019.

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 will also need to complete the Annex for ESF IP2.2 Calls.

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 25 October 2018
Last updated 17 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Ex-Offenders In Humber (OC18S18P1183) is now closed.

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