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Since the ESIF and Strategic Economic Plan were developed in 2013, there has been a period of sustained national economic growth, with Leicester and Leicestershire experiencing a growing number of jobs and increasing Gross Value Added (GVA). However, there are major skills shortages within the workforce, particularly in some of the growth sectors and a market failure in graduate recruitment and retention in the local area.
Through this call the ESF Managing Authority is seeking projects which will support activity to improve the opportunities to provide placements, work experience and higher level apprenticeships within SMEs in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Graduate retention within the local economy is a particular market failure in the East Midlands and Leicester and Leicestershire in particular, despite being home to three high quality Universities. Through this call the LLEP area aims to engage more businesses into the local skills system to encourage more graduates to stay in the region for employment.
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The project must cover the Leicester and Leicestershire LEP area.
Approximately £1,300,000 of funding is available.
Outline application deadline: 10/12/2018.
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 email@example.com
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.
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