CLOSED: Youth Employment Initiative (OC50S19P1445)

Call to run a project in the More Developed Category of Regions who attract YEI Funding, and Liverpool City Region Transition area. No other Transition area is eligible to apply for this call.

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.

Details

This Call is for the More Developed Category of Regions who attract YEI Funding, namely:

  • Black Country,
  • Coventry & Warwickshire,
  • D2N2,
  • GBSLEP,
  • Leicester and Leicestershire,
  • Liverpool City Region
  • South East LEP.

In addition, Liverpool City Region applicants can also apply to a maximum value of up to £1m ESF/YEI for the Transition area of Liverpool City Region. No other Transition area is eligible to apply for this Call.

Actions in this investment priority help to re-engage marginalised young people NEET, including through innovative approaches, customised training and support and volunteering activities. Activities may be focused on specific target groups such as: young lone parents; looked after children and care leavers; carers; ex-offenders; those involved in gangs; and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

YEI will support traineeships if it is not displacing already planned (and funded) provision and it adheres to the Traineeship Framework for Delivery. For apprenticeships, any activity must comply with the apprenticeship legislation.

This will be the last opportunity to apply for YEI funding. This Call is being launched to maximise the money still available in the More Developed areas and the remaining notional allocation for the Transition area of Liverpool City Region and it is expected that provision funded as a result of this Call will target those who are furthest from the labour market/hardest to help.

For more information, download the call specification.

Location

The project must cover the Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, D2N2, GBSLEP, Leicester and Leicestershire, Liverpool City Region and South East LEP Areas.

Value

Approximately £81,000,000 of ESF and YEI is available.

Deadlines

Full application deadline: 26 September 2019

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 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.

Technical Support

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.

Contact details

If you have any questions about the Call Specification or ESF Online Full Application Guidance, please contact esf.2014-2020@dwp.gov.uk. This address should not be used to request technical support.

Published 18 July 2019
Last updated 10 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Youth Employment Initiative (OC50S19P1445) project call is now closed.
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