£7.8m European Funding call for improving access to employment

Call title –Access to Employment: Health and Wellbeing Project call in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Area (Ref OC05S18P1252)

Closing date – 13 March 2019

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Up to £7.8m is now available through the European Social Fund (ESF) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS) for projects that will provide access to employment.  The funding forms part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme, delivering economic regeneration from 2014-2020.

This call seeks applications to develop collaborative and innovative solutions that will address the underlying key challenges of breaking the cycle of ill health and/or reliance on benefits that can lead to issues such as low earnings, household income issues, long term unemployment, poverty and debt.

These are underlying societal issues that have affected C&IoS for a long period of time but each impacts on the ability of individuals to progress and therefore the economy to grow. Clear links between long term unemployment and ill health have been long recognised.

Applications are sought to work with unemployed and inactive people, especially those who are in receipt of health related benefits and provide support to help break the cycle of service reliance, and successfully return to employment.

For more information, download the call specification.

Applicant support

Potential applicants can make use of the Access to the Programme Team who offer free specialist support for applicants and can be contacted on  accesstotheprogramme@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk / 01872 323248.

More information about how this team can help.