CLOSED: North East Support for furthest away from the labour market OC25S17P0810

Call to run a project focused on providing specialist, well targeted and integrated support to those with multiple barriers and complex needs in the North East 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.


The call is for projects to deliver one or more of three strands of activities:

  • Employment support for those with Protected Characteristics
  • Employment support for workless housing tenants
  • Employment support for offenders and ex-offenders

The nature and range of barriers to the labour market they face can require specialist and integrated support. This call looks to address the multiple factors that contribute to social exclusion and deprivation, impacting on economic growth.

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 £8,000,000 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 4 December 2017.

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 30th June 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 11 September 2017
Last updated 5 December 2017 + show all updates
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