The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a Direct Call for £14.09 million of ESF funding for the Coast to Capital LEP area.

The £14.09m ESF comprises of:


£6.09m ESF in Priority Axis 1: Inclusive Labour Market

  • Investment Priority 1.1: Access to employment for job seekers and inactive people. Call worth £3.55 million ESF.
  • This call will seek to support unemployed adults to transition into employment and self-employment
  • Investment Priority 1.4: Active inclusion including equal opportunities & improving employability. Call worth £2.54 million ESF

This call seeks to support unemployed and inactive people who face multiple barriers to work.

£8m ESF in Priority Axis 2: Skills for Growth

  • Investment Priority 2.1: Equal access to learning for all age groups, upgrading the skills of the workforce, flexible learning, careers guidance, validation of competence. Call worth £8 million ESF
  • This call seeks to provide training, support and guidance to increase productivity and economic growth.


An event to officially launch these Calls will take place at Horsham Training Centre on 7 June 2018. Visit our website for further details.

European Structural and Investment Funding Sub-Committee Chair, Councillor Helyn Clack said:

“We are delighted to be launching this £14.09 million funding opportunity and hope that it will attract exciting and high quality project applications from across the region. We are looking for innovative projects designed to improve the skills sets of individuals in our area and contribute to growing our economy”

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