CLOSED: Skills for Growth call in Leicester and Leicestershire LEP area (OC21S16P0388)

Call to run a project to establish a new Employment Hub in Leicester and Leicestershire to drive up demand for national and local employment and training opportunities.

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 purpose of this call is to establish a new Employment Hub in Leicester and Leicestershire to undertake a range of activities to drive up demand for the full range of national and local employment and training opportunities. The Employment Hub will work directly with local businesses (especially SMEs) to increase demand for apprenticeships, traineeships and work placements. It will also add capacity to and complement the work of the National Apprenticeship Service and local apprenticeship training agencies.

In line with Investment Priority 2.2, the Employment Hub will make education and training provision more responsive to the needs of the local economy so that employers’ skills needs are more effectively met and individuals receive better designed skills provision which equips them for the world of work.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Leicester and Leicestershire LEP Area


Approximately £2,000,000 of funding is available.


  • Outline application deadline: 18 January 2017
  • Full application deadline: 26 April 2017
  • Project start date: 15 March 2017

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 30 June 2020.

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.

What happens next

If your outline application is successful, we’ll contact you and ask you to make a full application.

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