Careers & Employability Service for those at risk of becoming NEET in the D2N2 LEP Area (OC08S18P1196)



This call for proposals aims to provide innovative ways to positively engage with those who are at risk of becoming NEET, to maximise their potential within the future workforce. Projects must deliver activity which directly contributes to the objectives of Priority Axis 1.2.

Successful applicants should support and develop career management skills in young people in the following ways:

  • access to high-quality labour market information;
  • effective engagement with employers to develop employability skills;
  • careers advice that supports young people in making the best career and training decisions, with a particular focus on broadening the horizons of young people struggling with exclusion and social mobility.

The successful project(s) should also support the following 4 key priorities for developing skills and knowledge, with a focus on those at risk of not making a successful transition into future education, training or employment opportunities:-

Skills Match & Pathways

Equipping school and college leavers to understand what skills will be required in the future workforce and motivating them to move up the skills escalator to more productive, better-paid jobs of the future.

Job Readiness

Enable young people at risk of becoming NEET to develop the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully enter the labour market – providing businesses with a stronger pool of motivated and ambitious indigenous talent.

Skilled and Adaptable Workforce

Enable the future workforce to up-skill and adapt to changes in technology (including digitalisation) through inculcating a personal commitment to lifelong learning.

Innovation Know-how

Providing careers advice and labour market information so young people can exploit opportunities within the emerging growth sectors of our future economy.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the D2N2 LEP Area.


Approximately £1,000,000 of funding is available.


Full application deadline: 16th January 2019.

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Full 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 Full Applications must be submitted to [email protected]

Failure to send completed applications to this email address by the deadline in the call specification will be ineligible for consideration.

Contact [email protected] 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.



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