CLOSED: Learning and Skills: project call in Cumbria LEP Area (OC07S18P1156)

Call to run a project to develop better links between business and schools, further and higher education partners to equip students with the skills to meet local business needs in Cumbria.

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 for proposals aims to enable SME’s to build capacity and to improve the labour market relevance of skills. Projects must deliver activity which directly contributes to the objectives of Priority Axis 2.2.

Successful applicants will do so by:

  • delivering activities which provide a mechanism for linking local employers with schools, further and higher education and other education partners and develop:
  • meaningful experiences of the world of work;
  • high quality careers education;
  • information, advice and guidance; and,
  • fostering and encouraging entrepreneurism.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Area.


Approximately £2,286,479 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 04/12/2018

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.

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 will also need to complete the Annex for ESF IP2.2 Calls.

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

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 11 September 2018
Last updated 12 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Learning and Skills: project call in Cumbria LEP Area (OC07S18P1156) is now closed.
  2. The Call has been amended to increase the amount of ESF funding available.
  3. First published.