This call comprises of 2 strands and aims to engage employees and employers to identify and address their skills needs.
Strand 1 concentrating on higher level and technical qualifications in the Smart Specialisation sectors ie Level 4 and above.
Strand 2 to deliver generic skills delivery, in any sector identified, from Basic Skills to Level 3.
Strand 1. seeks applications that will deliver an approach to develop and/or deliver the higher level skills requirements of C&IoS businesses involved in the Smart Specialisation sectors i.e. agri-tech, digital economy, e-health and e-wellbeing, marine technology, space and aerospace.
Strand 2. seeks to deliver skills from Basic to Level 3. Applicants should again consider gaps in current delivery – both ESF funded projects as well as mainstream.
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The project must cover the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP area.
Approximately £5,600,000 of ESF is available.
Full application deadline: 3 October 2019
Projects must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed project start date, however the ESF Managing Authority reserves the right to vary the maximum duration in exceptional circumstances. All ESF Projects must be completed by 31st December 2023. Project costs cannot be incurred beyond this date.
Full Application Submission
To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and submit your Full Application via the ECLAIMS IT System.
Full Applications submitted in the ECLAIMS IT System after the call closing date shown above and on the call specification will not be appraised.
If you do not already have access to the ECLAIMS IT system, please request an ‘ECLAIMS External Access Form’ by emailing E.CLAIMSSUPPORT@dwp.gov.uk
You will need to request an External Access Form for each person in your organisation who requires access.
It is your responsibility to ensure you request and activate your ECLAIMS access in sufficient time. We strongly advise that you obtain and activate your ECLAIMS access at least 2 weeks prior to the advertised call closure date, if not sooner.
You are also advised to read the details in the call specification in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the ESF Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Social Fund Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.
The published ESF Online Full Application Guidance also provides step-by-step advice on how to complete your Full Application using the ECLAIMS IT system. ESF Online Full Application Guidance.
If you encounter any technical difficulties completing or submitting your Full Application via the ECLAIMS IT system, please send an email to E.CLAIMSSUPPORT@dwp.gov.uk
The technical support operating hours are Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm and it is your responsibility to ensure you seek and technical advice in sufficient time to complete and submit your Full Application before the published call closure date.
The Managing Authority reserves the right to reject applications which are incomplete or not submitted in a timely and compliant way.
If you have any questions about the Call Specification or ESF Online Full Application Guidance, please contact email@example.com. This address should not be used to request technical support.