CLOSED: Learning and Skills: project call in Leicester & Leicestershire LEP (OC21S18P1068)

Call to run a project supporting people to develop the skills required to ensure progression within the work place in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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.


Due to an ageing workforce, tightening labour market and under-representation of certain groups and women in key roles within Leicester and Leicestershire, local businesses are increasingly identifying higher skills and skills shortages as barriers to business growth especially in some key sectors. Developing the workforce skills of businesses in key growth sectors in Leicester and Leicestershire is a key priority for the area’s Strategic Economic Plan. This call wishes to concentrate on supporting a range of sector based transferable skills and qualifications, especially related to STEM skills within the local workforce, notably in key sector businesses.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Leicester and Leicestershire


Approximately £1,900,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 12-July-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 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 19 April 2018
Last updated 24 July 2018 + show all updates
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