CLOSED: Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems - Coast to Capital - OC04S17P0862

Call to run a project in the Coast to Capital area that facilitates the transition from education to work, and strengthens vocational education and training systems.

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 project, businesses will benefit from graduate internships, to help them initiate a project that would not progress without ESF support. Alternatively, businesses will use internships to bring graduates into their business that they would not normally be able to afford, but that could potentially be sustained beyond the period of ESF funding (because of the nature of the project they are delivering).

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area.


Approximately £1,708,496 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 20/10/17.

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 31/03/21.

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 22 August 2017
Last updated 24 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Call closed.
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