CLOSED: Helping unemployed and economically inactive people into work in Cheshire and Warrington (OC03S18P1124)

Call to run a project which supports people to reskill and retrain in response to local employment opportunities in the Cheshire and Warrington LEP area.

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.


Applications are encouraged from consortia or other similar types of partnership arrangements to deliver holistic packages of support which will identify and tackle the barriers individuals face in moving into work (for example: confidence, lack of recent work experience, basic skills, job-related skills, job-seeking skills, or other material barriers such as childcare, language or debt).

Applicants must work in partnership to add value to, but not compete with, other provision, including providing a complementary offer for those not accessing the Work and Health Programme. Applicants will be expected to evidence linkages with key stakeholders, a strong understanding of local needs and priorities, and to demonstrate how they will work collaboratively with other local providers to identify the most appropriate pathway for participants and to avoid confusion and proliferation in the market place.

Project activity must be easily accessible across the whole sub-region and therefore take account of the mixed geography of Cheshire and Warrington.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area.


Approximately £7,448,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 06 September 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 14 June 2018
Last updated 10 September 2018 + show all updates
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