CLOSED: Learning and Skills: project call in Lancashire LEP area (OC19S16P0390)

Call to run a project to increase the breadth and depth of activity to support students engaging with higher level skills provision, to progress into higher level jobs on completion of their learning.

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 Applications which support the delivery of Priority Axis 2, Investment Priority 2.1. Activity should aim to enhance equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in formal, non-formal and informal settings and should ultimately aim to increase engagement in level 4 and above learning (including higher and degree level apprenticeship provision) to increase the level of higher level skills in the Lancashire workforce. Innovative approaches to undertaking outreach activity and supporting learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve qualifications and secure Level 4+ jobs in the Lancashire workforce are sought.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Lancashire LEP area and target (but not exclusively) beneficiaries from Preston, East Lancashire and Blackpool which are areas with less than the Lancashire average of 29% people with L4+ skills..


Approximately £4,950,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 19th 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 25 May 2016
Last updated 20 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Project call in Lancashire LEP area (OC19S16P0390) is now Closed.

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