CLOSED: Learning and Skills: call in Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP area (OC12S16P 0298)

Call to run a project covering Investment Priority 2.2: Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems in Greater Birmingham & Solihull 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.


Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems, facilitating the transition from education to work, and strengthening vocational education and training systems and their quality, including through mechanisms for skills anticipation, adaptation of curricula and the establishment and development of work based learning systems, including dual learning systems and apprenticeship schemes..

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the entire Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area which is made up of: Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Tamworth and East Staffordshire (Transition Region) and Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest (More Developed Region).


Approximately £2,200,000 of funding is available.


  • Outline application deadline: 27 May 2016
  • Full application deadline: 12 September 2016
  • Project start date: 18 July 2016

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 31st December 2019.

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.

What happens next

If your outline application is successful, we’ll contact you and ask you to make a full application.

Contact details


Published 21 March 2016
Last updated 31 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Call in Birmingham and Solihull LEP area is now closed (OC12S16P0298)
  2. Added missing content to section 1.2 of call specification.
  3. First published.