News - 15 April 2015

Information Event on Accessing £3.2million for European Social Fund Youth Employment Initiative (Nottingham)

A free ‘surgery’ on how skills and training providers can access a £3.2million fund to aid youth employment in the Nottingham City area will be held next Wednesday (April 22).

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – which promotes jobs creation, skills and training, and economic growth in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – is running the surgery for organisations keen to bid for funding through the European Social Fund (ESF) Youth Employment Initiative (Nottingham).

D2N2 officers will hold a free surgery from 1.30pm-4.30pm next Wednesday (April 22) at the Nottingham City Council offices, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham (NG2 3NG).

Bidding organisations have until Friday May 22 to submit their project bid for funding aimed at creating more ‘Inclusive Labour Markets’ within Nottingham City. Organisations do not have to be Nottingham-based but their project must be delivered in and benefit the City area.

Potential bidders will be able to:

  • Find out how the bidding process works, its systems and timescales.
  • Get an overview of the priorities in D2N2’s Strategic Economic Plan for its area.
  • Gain insight into the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) ‘call’ for project bids, with a focus on the local priorities and strategic context for Nottingham.
  • Have an opportunity to network and collaborate with other organisations.

Surgery session spaces are limited to 50 places, so only one representative per organisation can attend the surgery. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To book online for a place click on the green Eventbrite link below:

Accessing £3.2million for European Social Fund Youth Employment Initiative (Nottingham) – Eventbrite

Any further queries should be sent to

Further details of the event will be sent via email shortly after application. 

The (ESF) Youth Employment Initiative (Nottingham) funding is part of £214million in European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) awarded to the D2N2 LEP. ESIF will be spent between now and 2020 on projects addressing skills and employment, social exclusion, business innovation and growth, entrepreneurship, increasing low carbon technology development, and digital connectivity and broadband for businesses.

Questions relating to the D2N2 ESIF programme can be addressed to D2N2 officers at email:

For further information about the YEI (Nottingham) ‘open call’ see web link and for further information about the local context for YEI (Nottingham) see

Due to the location of the meeting room at Loxley House, individuals booking should make the organisers aware of any additional access needs when booking their place.

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