ESF PA1 Inclusive Labour Markets call launched for North East LEP area

An ESF PA1 Inclusive Labour Markets call for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area (Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Co. Durham) has now been published (16.09.19)  and is available on the Government website.

Closing date for the call is 2nd December and it is a single stage online application form.  The call covers the following investment priorities:

  • IP 1.2 Employment Support for Young People 18 -29

Call value £3M in the More Developed area only (N’land, T&W) , minimum application value £750,000

  • IP1.1 Access to Employment – Specialist Support for Unemployed and Inactive

Call value £4.1M – across Transition area (Co. Durham) and More Developed (N’land, T&W) – see below re. minimum application values.

  • IP 1.4 Specialist Support for those furthest away from the labour market

Call value £4.12M – across Transition area (Co. Durham) and More Developed (N’land, T&W) – see below re. minimum application values.

 

IP 1.1 and 1.4 minimum application values:

The Managing Authority is seeking and will give preference to, applications over £2,056,205 (of European Social Funding) to any single project covering both Investment Priorities 1.1 and 1.4 and both Categories of Region – More Developed and Transition, subject to the application meeting the quality and scoring assessment criteria.

 

For projects operating in the More Developed area only:

  • For projects covering both Investment Priorities we will consider applications of not less than £1,042,455 (of ESF funding).
  • For projects covering IP 1.1 only we will consider applications of not less than £750,000.
  • For projects covering IP 1.4 only we will consider applications of not less than £292,455 (of ESF funding).

 

For projects operating in the Transition area only:

  • For projects covering both Investment Priorities we will consider applications of not less than £1,013,750 (of ESF funding).
  • For projects covering IP 1.1 only we will consider applications of not less than £275,000.
  • For projects covering IP 1.4 only we will consider not less than £738,750 (of ESF funding only).

 

A call launch and engagement event was held on 13th Sept - for the event slides see the attachment to this news story.

Due to the minimum applications values, DWP Managing Authority for ESF have stated that applications are encouraged from consortia or other similar types of partnership arrangements. 

In the NE LEP area a number of organisations have put themselves forward as potential lead partners and can be contacted:

Organisation

Contact

E-mail

Education Development Trust

Elaine Inglis

einglis@educationdevelopmenttrust.com

FEDCAP Employment

Kirsty Hunn

kirsty.hunn@fedcapemployment.org

Groundwork North East & Cumbria

Steve Roberts

steve.roberts@groundwork.org.uk

New College Durham

Colleen Peters

Colleen.Peters@newdur.ac.uk

Princes Trust

Gemma Dyer

gemma.dyer@princes-trust.org.uk

Northumberland Council (Health)

Kevin Higgins

Kevin.higgins@northumberland.gov.uk

 

North of Tyne Combined Authority – ESF match – Employability & Skills Programme

The North of Tyne Combined Authority are offering potential match funding to emerging ESF applications responding to this call in relation to delivery activity within the North of Tyne area.  Further information on the North of Tyne Combined Authority Employability & Skills Programme is available via: www.northoftyne-ca.gov.uk/employability-and-skills-programme

The match funding application will have to come from the lead partners, (minimum application £200k) but they will be required to outline how the match funding will flow to their partner organisations.