CLOSED: Sustainable Integration of Young People into the Labour Market: in South East Midlands LEP (OC31S17P0906)

Call to run a project which provides holistic support for young people to be ready for work in the South East Midlands 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.


Since the launch of the ESIF 2014-2020 programme the South East Midlands area has enjoyed a period of sustained growth. The employment market has improved and job density in several local areas is approximately one job per person of working-age. Current forecasts are for continued improvement in the immediate short term. SEMLEP statistics in most areas and overall match or exceed national averages.

However, there are extremely low rates of both economic activity and employment in 16 – 19 year-olds could be attributed to continuing education. The rates for both economic activity and employment for those people aged 20 – 24 are seven points below the South East Midlands LEP (SEMLEP) working age average in both categories. This call targeted at young people who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET will help to focus priorities on supporting young people to enter training and employment.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the South East Midlands LEP Area.


Approximately £1,195,471 of funding is available.


Outline application deadline: 20 December 2017.

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 31 July 2021.

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 25 October 2017
Last updated 21 December 2017 + show all updates
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