CLOSED: IP1.4 - Inclusive Economy – Liverpool City Region (OC22S19P1650)

Rural Payments Agency

January 21
07:53 2020

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.


Project proposals should reflect how they will support a specific target group; these are expected to include:

  • people with learning difficulties and disabilities;
  • people with or recovering from mental health issues;
  • people without English and Maths qualifications at Level 2;
  • people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds;
  • people returning to the labour market following parental or caring responsibilities; and
  • people with experience of the care system.

The aim of this call is to support participants progression into the labour market, allowing them to achieve equality of opportunity. Projects must deliver additional, innovative and more intensive provision that meets the needs of specific groups of people (e.g. those with disabilities, ethnic minorities, or experience of the care system) and local labour markets. This builds upon the local research which suggests that there are more residents with more profound and multiple barriers to work who require support.

Applications are encouraged from consortia or other similar types of partnership arrangements. In each such case the application must be completed and submitted in the ECLAIMS IT system by the lead organisation on behalf of the partnership/consortia. The lead applicant must have the financial capacity to meet the required Due Diligence criteria and, if ESF funding is awarded, this organisation will then become the lead Grant Recipient accountable for delivery of the overall ESF Project.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the Liverpool City Region LEP area.


Approximately 4m of ESF is available.


Full application deadline: 17 January 2020.

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.

Please note: the ECLAIMS IT System can only be access from within the UK.

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

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

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 This address should not be used to request technical support.

Published 6 November 2019
Last updated 21 January 2020 +show all updates
  1. IP1.4 - Inclusive Economy Liverpool City Region (OC22S19P1650) project call is now closed.

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