Third Sector Engagement Fund - European Social Fund Employability Programme

North Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council is calling for projects from the Third Sector to assist unemployed residents in the North Lanarkshire area to be referred into North Lanarkshire Working’s Employability Pipeline (NLWEP)

The range of activities will focus on engaging withthe hardest to reach unemployed or economically inactive clients, providing a co-ordinated client support service linked to the training, personal development and bespoke employability services available through North Lanarkshire’s Working. Target groups will include ex-offenders, lone parents, carers, those with addiction issues, mental health, physical and mental disability, 50+ and care experienced young people. The overall aim is to provide additional tailored support for the hardest to reach groups in order to progress them towards referral into the North Lanarkshire’s Working Employability Pipeline (NLWEP) so that they can be supported along the employability pipeline and specifically to ensure that participants are ready to access mainstream employability services.

Application Process

You can read more about the process PDF format. For a copy of the application form, please contact Adele Muir on the email below.

Question and Answer Day - Monday 11th March

A Question and Answer Day has been arranged for the afternoon of Monday 11th March 2019 where applicants can raise any technical queries relating to the application process. Only questions that are relevant to the process itself can be discussed, no advice on the contents or the validity of proposals will be given.

To book a slot please contact Adele Muir, Employability Development Co-ordinator, at North Lanarkshire Council by email at

Closing Date for Applications

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th March at 12pm.

Other Funding Opportunities

For other funding opportunities, register with the Funding Scotland website, which has specific details on the funding opportunities available in North Lanarkshire and read our latest Monthly Funding Roundup.