CLOSED: Skills for Business in the former Greater Cambridge, Greater Peterborough LEP area (OC13S18P1137)

Call to run a project that will enable gaps in existing apprenticeship and skills provision to be identified and addressed by engaging businesses in creating bespoke sector-wide responses.

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 seeks project/s that will develop new apprenticeships standards that are truly employer led. By engaging in this process business will benefit from being at the forefront of skills development in their sector, as well as providing an opportunity to ensure the relevant apprenticeship programme is geared to meet the needs of their business, and the wider sector. Employers have also reported other benefits of getting involved including that the process provides an opportunity to build relationships with businesses of all sizes, and raises awareness of their business’s support for apprenticeships.

Within the Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough area apprenticeships have the potential to support business growth – particularly in priority sectors where there is already a skills gap. In order to develop apprenticeships in a sustainable way that can be delivered by training providers and effectively promote to young people, this calls seeks project/s that support businesses to come together to develop a sector-wide response.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the former Greater Cambridge, Greater Peterborough LEP area.


Approximately £2,100,439 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 4 October 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 IP 2.2 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 12 July 2018
Last updated 5 October 2018 + show all updates
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