CLOSED Learning and Skills: call in Liverpool City Region (OC22S15P0263)

Call to deliver a project promoting access to higher education focusing on disadvantaged indivduals and to improve the skills of the workforce in growth sectors.

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.


This call invites Outline Applications which support the delivery of Priority Axis 2, Investment Priority 2.1 Enhancing equal access to lifelong learning of the European Social Fund Operational Programme and responds to the local development need set out in the Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership Area European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy.

Applications are invited to develop a project to promote access to higher education, focused on disadvantaged individuals and around shortage areas, via taster activities and access courses. In addition proposals to address high level skills growth sectors and improve the skills of the workforce meeting growth needs of business across the City Region.

For more information download the call specification.


The project must cover the entire Liverpool City Region.


Up to £3.7 million of funding is available


  • Deadline for Outline Application 15 February 2016
  • Deadline for Full Application 14 May 2016
  • Project start date: no later than 14 August 2016

Completion date

14 August 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 draft Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.

What happens next

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

Contact details

If you have a question, contact

Published 14 December 2015
Last updated 16 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Learning and Skills: call in Liverpool City Region is closed OC22S15P0263
  2. Value of call has been amended from £1 million to up to £3.7 million of funding is available.
  3. First published.