Projects Map

Wheels to Work and Training

Call to run a project aimed at unemployed or inactive residents in South East LEP area, including those aged 15-24, who do not have any way of travelling to/from employment or training.


April 2020: Due to the current situation, an extension has been approved by DWP for this programme. The new deadline is 30 June 2020.

This programme is primarily aimed at unemployed or inactive residents including those aged 15-24, who are unable to afford their own transport, who find that they do not have any way of travelling to/from employment or training opportunities and where there is no direct public transport link between their home and their employment/training destination.


The project must be within the South East LEP area.


Approximately £1,500,000 of ESF is available.


Full application deadline: Extended to 30 June 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.

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European Funding

So far nearly £80 million has been invested in a range of programmes and projects to help people in the South East LEP area into work and those already in work to improve their lives. Most of SELEP’s ESF has been allocated or spent and proposals are therefore being developed to utilise ESF national reserve funding to address local priorities. These tenders will be shared on the SELEP website in the coming months and published at gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds along with all ESF calls nationally.

Previous funding calls for the European Social Fund include a call to run a project to deliver programmes within the South East LEP area to support individuals with no qualifications or with level one only (and equivalent) to progress; a call for projects to drive apprenticeship growth across the SELEP area; and grant opportunities for third sector organisations of any size, and small organisations from other sectors, which support unemployed or inactive adults.