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This call seeks applications to address the basic skills needs of employed people and increase the number of people with technical and job specific skills, where they have either no qualifications or are qualified only to level 1 in English, Maths or ESOL (if appropriate) and to increase their skills levels by at least one level in English, Maths, ICT or ESOL (if appropriate) to promote achievement and aspiration. By addressing the basic skills needs of employees and the future workforce, businesses will benefit from increased capacity, productivity and staff retention.
Leeds City Region LEP are particularly keen to support proposals that respond to the skills needs of those who are currently employed, under-employed or require technical and job specific skills by providing basic skills support for those who have no or low qualification levels. The aim of this is to encourage progression into and within the work place.
All activities must complement and avoid duplication with other provision, thereby adding value. Successful applicants will be required to ensure that ESF provision will clearly add value and not duplicate any provision that can be arranged locally through existing mainstream institutions.
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The project must cover the Leeds City Region LEP area.
Approximately £2,000,000 of ESF is available.
Full application deadline: 06 February 2020.
Projects must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed project start date, however the ESF Managing Authority reserves the right to vary the maximum duration in exceptional circumstances. All ESF Projects must be completed by 31st December 2023. Project costs cannot be incurred beyond this date.
Full Application Submission
To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and submit your Full Application via the ECLAIMS IT System.
Please note: the ECLAIMS IT System can only be access from within the UK.
Full Applications submitted in the ECLAIMS IT System after the call closing date shown above and on the call specification will not be appraised.
If you do not already have access to the ECLAIMS IT system, please request an ‘ECLAIMS External Access Form’ by emailing E.CLAIMSSUPPORT@dwp.gov.uk
You will need to request an External Access Form for each person in your organisation who requires access.
It is your responsibility to ensure you request and activate your ECLAIMS access in sufficient time. We strongly advise that you obtain and activate your ECLAIMS access at least 2 weeks prior to the advertised call closure date, if not sooner.
You are also advised to read the details in the call specification in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the ESF Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Social Fund Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.
The published ESF Online Full Application Guidance also provides step-by-step advice on how to complete your Full Application using the ECLAIMS IT system. ESF Online Full Application Guidance.
If you encounter any technical difficulties completing or submitting your Full Application via the ECLAIMS IT system, please send an email to E.CLAIMSSUPPORT@dwp.gov.uk
The technical support operating hours are Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm and it is your responsibility to ensure you seek and technical advice in sufficient time to complete and submit your Full Application before the published call closure date.
The Managing Authority reserves the right to reject applications which are incomplete or not submitted in a timely and compliant way.
If you have any questions about the Call Specification or ESF Online Full Application Guidance, please contact email@example.com. This address should not be used to request technical support.