CLOSED: Learning and Skills: Skill for Growth, supporting SME Development project call in the Heart of the South West LEP area. (OC16S16P0346)

Call to run a project providing Priority Axis 2: Skills of Growth, Investment Priority 2.2: Improving the Labour Market Relevance of Education and Training Systems in Heart of the South West LEP area.

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.


Within the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area there are particular opportunities to support high-level skills and higher-value employment in the Smart Specialisation areas of economic activity through improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems.

There is a need to ensure that education leavers are better prepared for the world of work, particularly university graduates and a need to support employers to maximise the effectiveness of graduates within their business, understanding the contribution that higher level skills can make to productivity and business growth.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the entire Heart of the South West LEP area.


Approximately £1,240,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 20 June 2016.

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 April 2016
Last updated 21 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Learning and Skills project call in the Heart of the South West LEP area (OC16S16P0346) has now closed.
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