Closed: North East Specialist Support for Unemployed / Inactive (OC25S17P0599)

Call to run a project which supports unemployed and inactive residents with health conditions, with an additional focus on those aged 50+.

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 call is seeking projects which will support participants in overcoming barriers to employment by tackling deprivation and addressing the multiple factors that contribute to social exclusion and deprivation.

Projects will provide intensive support to unemployed and inactive residents with health conditions acting as barriers to labour market participation through provision of tailored and integrated health and work support.

Also additional intensive support to unemployed and inactive residents aged 50+ who have a health condition and/or other barriers preventing them from entering the labour market. Projects can apply for one or both of the proposed areas of activity under this call.

For more information, download the call specification


The project must cover the North East LEP area across both the More Developed and Transition categories of region, or sub regions within it. The Transition area is Durham and More Developed areas are the local authority districts of

  • Northumberland,
  • North Tyneside,
  • Newcastle,
  • Gateshead,
  • South Tyneside; and
  • Sunderland.


Approximately £6,000,000 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 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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