Youth Employment Initiative CLOSED


The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) supports additional provision that complements existing government programmes to tackle youth unemployment and reduce the number of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).  YEI is available only in Nottingham city.

YEI supports additional and more intensive provision that meets the needs of individuals and local labour markets. It will not support activities that duplicate or replace existing provision.

Actions in this investment priority will help to re-engage marginalised NEET young people, including through innovative approaches, customised training and support and volunteering activities. This will be the last opportunity to apply for YEI funding.

For more information and to download the call specification, visit the website.

You can also get more information from Lizzi Holman, Economic Strategy Manager at Nottingham City Council via or 0115 876 4610/07596 343 423

A workshop to support organisations interested in finding out more about YEI took place on Thursday 5th September 2019.  Visit the post event page to view the presentations and other event materials.

Closing date for applications is September 26th 2019.

Investment Priority

ESF Investment Priority 1.3 Sustainable Integration of Young People into the Labour Market

ESF investment

Approximately £81,000,000 of ESF and YEI is available.  Please see the call specification for information about match funding requirement.

This call is targeting the following LEP areas: Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, D2N2, GBSLEP, Leicester and Leicestershire, Liverpool City Region and South East



Link to call documentation

For more information and to download the call specification, visit the website.

Call-specific strategic documents

ESF Operational Programme 2014-2020

D2N2 ESIF Strategy

D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan 2019-2030

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