CLOSED: Supporting unemployed adults to transition into employment & self-employment in the Coast to Capital LEP area (OC04S18P1108)

Call to run a project to support disadvantaged participants into employment and self-employment. Applications to this call should cover the entire Coast to Capital LEP area, although smaller applications covering only part of the area will be considered.

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 for proposals aims to support disadvantaged participants into employment and self-employment. Projects must deliver activity which directly contributes to the objectives of Priority Axis 1.1.

Successful applicants will do so by:

  • Helping to identify the barriers individuals face in moving into work (e.g. confidence, lack of recent work experience, or other barriers like debt or transport difficulties)
  • Providing locally designed support, which builds on national programmes e.g. support for those who need pre-traineeship and pre Work and Health Programme assistance, to prepare them for the next step
  • Helping people with disabilities and health conditions tackle the barriers they face and provide them with the support and advice they need
  • Helping unemployed people acquire the skills they need to compete for new jobs created by economic growth
  • Supporting additional activities alongside mainstream provision, e.g. additional early interventions for people who are newly unemployed, very long-term unemployed or inactive people
  • Providing additional and innovative approaches to pre-employment training, to ensure individuals have the core work-related skills that employers require, including preparation for apprenticeships
  • Giving extra support for long-term unemployed people, e.g. new approaches to work experience and training, intermediate labour market activity and volunteering opportunities
  • Providing extra support for target groups, whose circumstances mean they face particular challenges in getting back to work. This could include activities targeted at women to increase their participation, particularly in occupations or sectors where women are under-represented
  • Supporting people into work in SMEs that are experiencing recruitment difficulties in sectors where market failure can be demonstrated
  • Help to overcome the challenges brought about by the limited range of employment in some rural areas - complementing actions supported by European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Coast to Capital LEP Area.


Approximately £3,550,428 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 22/08/2018

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 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 30 May 2018
Last updated 23 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Project call for Supporting unemployed adults to transition into employment & self-employment in the Coast to Capital LEP area (OC04S18P1108) is now closed.
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