CLOSED: IP1.4 - Active Inclusion: project call in Lancashire LEP (OC19S19P1420)

Call to run a project delivering solutions to barriers that prevent disadvantaged people from realising local economic opportunities in the Lancashire 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.


Activity should involve a range of relevant integrated actions to ensure that residents affected by multiple disadvantages receive appropriate support. Projects do not have to deliver on a Lancashire wide basis as this may not be appropriate for the activity being proposed/group being targeted. A clear rationale with underpinning evidence should be presented in the application to justify the activity and target group(s).

Activity should aim to give participants opportunities that will facilitate progression to skills development and employment.

Successful applicants will be encouraged to become members of the Lancashire Adult Skills Forum. They will also be encouraged to contribute positively to the development of the Lancashire Skills Escalator, to ensure that Lancashire residents are referred to the appropriate provision in accordance with their needs, interests and distance from the labour market.

Applications are encouraged from consortia or other similar types of partnership arrangements. In each such case the application must be completed and submitted in the ECLAIMS IT system by the lead organisation on behalf of the partnership/consortia.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Lancashire LEP area.


Approximately £3m of ESF is available.


Full application deadline: 12 August 2019

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.

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

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 This address should not be used to request technical support.

Published 20 May 2019
Last updated 27 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. IP1.4 - Active Inclusion: project call in Lancashire LEP (OC19S19P1420) is closed.

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