CLOSED: Upskilling the Workforce: project call in South East Midlands LEP area (OC31S16P0393)

Call to run a project to support SME growth and productivity 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.


Activity under this call will support SEMLEP ESIF Strategy Priority 2 (Stimulating enterprise and enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs) and Priority 5 (Developing a skilled and adaptable workforce).

Projects are invited that can address current and future skills shortages identified by key growth sector SMEs across the South East Midlands

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the South East Midlands Area of Aylesbury Vale, Cherwell, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Central Bedford, Luton, South Northamptonshire, Northampton, Daventry; Kettering and Corby.


Approximately £ 481,467 of funding is available.


  • Outline application deadline: 24 January 2017.
  • Full application deadline: 02 May 2017
  • Project start date: 21 March 2017

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 31 July 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 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.

Contact details


Published 15 November 2016
Last updated 25 January 2017 + show all updates
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