- Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and Rural Payments Agency
- 10 August 2017
- Last updated:
- 9 October 2017, see all updates
- Closing date:
- 5 October 2017
- Fund state:
- Learning and skills
- West Midlands
- Funding source:
- European Social Fund
Call to run a project to deliver provision and support to address the skills issues of SMEs and their employees.
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.
Through this call the ESF Managing Authority is seeking to deliver provision and support to address the skills issues of SMEs and their employees in sectors which present the greatest opportunities for economic and employment growth in the More Developed Region of Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area, made up of:
- Bromsgrove, and
- Wyre Forest.
GBSLEP is seeking to design, create and establish a Skills for Growth Hub via an aligned ESF 2.2 call, which will support the GBSLEP Growth Hub model of business support to assist companies with skills needs across the LEP and surrounding area. The Skills for Growth Hub is intended to increase apprenticeship, intern and work experience uptake, as well as supporting skills needs identified by employers, particularly in GBSLEP growth sectors.
For more information, download the call specification
The project must cover the GBSLEP area.
Approximately £6,000,000 of funding is available.
Outline application deadline: 05 October 2017.
The project must be completed no later than 10 February 2021.
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. ESF.firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 10 August 2017
Updated: 9 October 2017
Closing date: 5 October 2017
- Call Closed
- First published.