CLOSED: Health and Wellbeing Programme - Leeds City Region LEP area (OC20S18P1113)

Call to run a project to build a locally integrated employment service tackling deep seated barriers to work for people with (mental) health conditions and/or learning difficulties.

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 ambition of this Call is to provide additional and complementary activity to those people who are not able to access the Work and Health programme, but still need support to get themselves back into employment. Target groups should include;

  • Delivery of an employment based provision that includes, or works alongside, health and wellbeing related programmes and outcomes in order to address individuals’ barriers to work and ultimately reduce the number of people that are unemployed, in whole or in part, due to health condition(s), disability or social need.
  • Referrals through non-traditional routes, such as local health and wellbeing providers, integrating services with and within healthcare and other relevant settings, such as, but not limited to, GP surgeries.
  • Collaboration with other providers already working with the target group to add value and not duplicate provision. Partnership working with Jobcentre Plus (JCP) to design and deliver activities to ensure they add value to the JCP core offer and develop referral routes onto the programme to ensure that JCP customers, particularly those not part of the WHP, have access to this project.
  • Delivery of the ESF outputs and results described in Section 3 of this Call, as well as demonstrate a recognition of health related outcomes. Applicants should demonstrate how changes in health / health behaviours / condition management have been made in those clients for whom health was identified as a barrier to work.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Area.


Approximately £7,000,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 30 August 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 7 June 2018
Last updated 3 September 2018 + show all updates
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