Building Better Opportunities
Call For Proposals
LEP name
Sheffield City Region
Geographic area
Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster,
of coverage (local
North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.
authority areas)
Total amount of
European Social Fund contribution 2,000,000
funding available
Big Lottery Fund contribution
in LEP area
Total available
Description of
Geographic area Deadline for
project outline of coverage
Sheffield City
Region LEP area
but provision
12 noon on
Projects outlines
Project 1 of 2 - should be made
Monday 3 August
in this LEP area
Holistic Support for areas with a
now open for
high need for
English as a
Second Language
Project 2 of 2 - Across the
12 noon on
Sheffield City
Monday 3 August
Entrepreneurship Region LEP area. 2015
Link to LEP
Link to download
project outline
Project outline Holistic Support
Project outline Social
Specific Activities are to be determined by applicants, eligible examples are:
• Individual needs assessments leading to tailored intervention to help people back
to work
• Addressing debt and money management issues
• ESOL provision
• Literacy and numeracy provision
All participants must be unemployed or economically inactive
They must be 25 and over and have two or more of the following barriers to work:
Caring Responsibilities
Be 50 and over
Recovering from drug or alcohol dependency
Have a lack of functional English
Have family, parenting or relationship issues
Lack stable accomodation
Have low skills
Be from a BAME, Roma or migrant community with the right to work in the UK
Specific Activities are to be determined by applicants, eligible examples are:
• Supporting motivation, confidence building and resilience through a mix of
approaches such as volunteering, work experience and test trading
• Training on self-employment, including regulation and business planning
• Signposting to advice on access to finance
• Mentoring a small pilot number of social entrepreneurs to develop their ideas
All participants must be unemployed or economically inactive. There will be a focus on
people who are most at risk of exclusion, for example:
Economically inactive people living in areas of multiple disadvantage
Economically inactive people from disadvantaged groups
The project cannot support people under 15 years of age
The project can only support those aged 15-29 if they are not in employment education
or training
Lead Bidders Identified
Holistic Support
South Yorkshire Housing Association
Sheffield Futures
Calderdale College
Social Entrepreneurship
Places for People
Yorkshire Housing
What is a project outline?
Project outlines describe each specific funding opportunity that is available and set
out what we want each project to achieve and the areas or groups of people that it
needs to target. We’ll only fund one project per project outline.
Although each project outline is different, there are five key principles that unite
them. Projects must:
Help the most disadvantaged
Tackle social exclusion
Be focused on the capabilities of each individual
Lead to better coordinated services
Create new opportunities for work.
Each project outline will have an application deadline and project start and
completion dates. See individual project outlines for details.
Who can apply?
Any organisation is able to apply, however most of the project outlines
available will be better suited to partnership working.
We will still accept applications from organisations working on their own, but
it is unlikely that a single organisation will have the breadth and depth of
experience needed to tackle the complex multiple issues that the people
who’ll benefit face on a daily basis.
What is the application process?
The application process consists of two stages. Stage one is fully open and
competitive and from this we’ll select a shortlist of applicants to take through to
stage two.
An invitation to stage two does not, however, guarantee that the project will be
Funding and support will be made available to assist those organisations submitting
a stage 2 proposal
The BBO ESF Support team provides support on working under ESF rules and
regulations including eligibility, actual costs, record-keeping, data reporting,
publicity and cross-cutting themes. The purpose of this support is to increase
the capability of organisations to handle European funds, both under the
current BBO programme and in the future.
A telephone and email helpline is available to enable potential applicants to
discuss specific queries with an adviser. Organisations and individuals may
also contact BBO ESF Support by email for a written response.
BBO ESF Support Helpline: 0330 123 3844
BBO ESF Support Email:
2. Benefits &
6. Stop or
5 Offer
3 Feasibility