Inclusive Labour Markets – Cheshire & Warrington (OC03S19P1703)

Call to run a project to deliver a range of employment and skills support across the Cheshire and Warrington LEP area.

Details

To help achieve a more streamlined and co-ordinated approach, this call brings together Investment Priorities 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4 into one “merged” call. Applicants are required to deliver and report on activities relating to each of the specific objectives and their associated outputs and results by Investment Priority category.

Applicants will be required to specifically engage those priority groups furthest from the labour market, by updating skills, widening employment options and developing holistic packages of support to support individuals into work.

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.

## Location

The project must cover the Cheshire and Warrington LEP area.

Value

Approximately £3,490,110 of ESF is available.

Deadlines

Full application deadline: 18 March 2020

Completion date

Projects must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed project start date, however the ESF Managing Authority reserves the right to vary the maximum duration in exceptional circumstances. All ESF Projects must be completed by 31st December 2023. Project costs cannot be incurred beyond this date.

Full Application Submission

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and submit your Full Application via the ECLAIMS IT System.

Please note: the ECLAIMS IT System can only be access from within the UK.

Full Applications submitted in the ECLAIMS IT System after the call closing date shown above and on the call specification will not be appraised.

If you do not already have access to the ECLAIMS IT system, please request an ‘ECLAIMS External Access Form’ by emailing E.CLAIMSSUPPORT@dwp.gov.uk

You will need to request an External Access Form for each person in your organisation who requires access.

It is your responsibility to ensure you request and activate your ECLAIMS access in sufficient time. We strongly advise that you obtain and activate your ECLAIMS access at least 2 weeks prior to the advertised call closure date, if not sooner.

You are also advised to read the details in the call specification in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the ESF Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Social Fund Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.

The published ESF Online Full Application Guidance also provides step-by-step advice on how to complete your Full Application using the ECLAIMS IT system. ESF Online Full Application Guidance.

Technical Support

If you encounter any technical difficulties completing or submitting your Full Application via the ECLAIMS IT system, please send an email to E.CLAIMSSUPPORT@dwp.gov.uk

The technical support operating hours are Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm and it is your responsibility to ensure you seek and technical advice in sufficient time to complete and submit your Full Application before the published call closure date.

The Managing Authority reserves the right to reject applications which are incomplete or not submitted in a timely and compliant way.

Contact details

If you have any questions about the Call Specification or ESF Online Full Application Guidance, please contact esf.2014-2020@dwp.gov.uk. This address should not be used to request technical support.

Published 27 November 2019
Last updated 12 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Inclusive Labour Markets – Cheshire & Warrington (OC03S19P1703) project call, closing date is now 18 March 2020.

  2. Call Specification amended to take into account slight change to a paragraph on page 11.

  3. First published.