CLOSED: Shaping Future Skills Provision in Heart of the South West LEP area (OC16S18P1153)

Call to run a project to enhance the labour market relevance of skills provision 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.


This call focuses upon ensuring that the design and fit of skills and training activity within the HotSW is fit for purpose. It seeks to enhance the labour market relevance of skills provision within the area, with a focus upon:

  • Enhanced engagement between Employers and Providers: Improving the mechanisms through which skills demand can be anticipated, curriculum developed or adapted; and the establishment and development of work based and other new learning systems.
  • Improving intelligence on core sectors and transformational opportunities, refining local skills provision *Supporting the development of intelligence gathering tools and other capacity to capture and assimilate skills demand information.
  • Exploration and provision of new delivery models and approaches: Supporting individual or small consortia of providers to bring forward new approaches and curriculum areas to meet business demand, particularly within areas of transformational opportunity.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Heart of the South West LEP Area.


Approximately £1,150,000.00 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 08/11/2018.

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.

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

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 16 August 2018
Last updated 12 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. ESF project call Shaping Future Skills Provision in Heart of the South West LEP area (OC16S18P1153) is now closed.
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