CLOSED: Skills for Growth: project call in Sheffield City Region (OC28S19P1711)

Call to run a project to improve digital skills for disadvantaged individuals and groups in Sheffield City Region 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 Managing Authority proposes that projects should provide tailored supported skills pathways resulting in higher level digital skills and on the job experience to access higher skilled jobs and in work career progression.

There should be a key focus on disadvantaged individuals, priority groups and communities residing in areas experiencing economic and market failure and, consequently, high levels of social and economic exclusion; offering a portfolio of individually tailored provision to support groups such as:

  • BAME women
  • People with a mental and/or physical health condition
  • People with a disability
  • Older workers
  • Individuals with a caring responsibility
  • Individuals from a disadvantaged community particularly Roma and Traveller communities and refugees.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Sheffield City Region LEP area.


Approximately £7,894,486 of ESF is available.


Full application deadline: 27 February 2020

Completion date

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

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.

Technical Support

If you encounter any technical difficulties completing or submitting your Full Application via the ECLAIMS IT system, please send an email to

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.

Contact details

If you have any questions about the Call Specification or ESF Online Full Application Guidance, please contact This address should not be used to request technical support.

Published 5 December 2019
Last updated 3 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Skills for Growth: project call in Sheffield City Region (OC28S19P1711) is now closed.

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