CLOSED: North East Ambition Pilot - Strategic Framework (OC25S17P0808)

Call to run a project bringing together educators, businesses, local communities to transform the education system. Must align with the linked 2.1 NE Ambition Pilot Tailored Training Call.

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 is a supporting Call entitled ‘North East Ambition Pilot - Develop and Implement a Strategic Framework to transform education, raise aspirations and attainment, improve job outcomes and drive forward industrial growth - launched simultaneously and expected to align with the 2.1 North East Ambition Pilot Developing and Delivering Tailored Training Call.

Proposals should focus on tackling the education challenges faced in the North East by setting up and implementing a strategic framework which will bring together educators, businesses and local communities to help transform the education system to meet industry needs.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the North East LEP area including the Transition area of Durham and the More Developed area of Northumberland, Tyne & Wear.


Approximately £3,000,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 23 October 2017.

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 30th April 2021.

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 2014-2020.ESFAPPLICATIONS@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK

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 27 July 2017
Last updated 24 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Call closed.
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