Funding and Tender Opportunities

Funding and tender opportunities currently available for schemes and proposals in the SCR are set out on this page:

European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) - Current Calls
Young People’s Mental Health and Employability Support Programme - Sheffield City Region (OC28S21P1837)

Call to run a project to deliver intensive, innovative and holistic support to young people with mental health issues – through a portfolio of individually tailored provision.

Through this call the Managing Authority is seeking projects to deliver intensive, innovative and holistic support to young people with mental health issues – such as sleeplessness, depression and anxiety – who are disengaged from mainstream activity and at increased risk of NEET or long-term unemployment through a portfolio of individually tailored provision. Provision will tackle the damage done by, and mitigate the impact of, the pandemic on a particularly vulnerable cohort by helping them prepare for work and transition into learning and work, including provision introduced under the Government’s Jobs Plan for long term unemployed.

The programmes of activity can be delivered across the whole of South Yorkshire by a single provider, consortium of providers or individual proposals that align with specific Local Authority areas (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and/or Sheffield). Evidence will be expected of alignment to and partnership with existing mental health and employability services offered at local level (statutory and non-statutory provision).

For more information, download the call specification.

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Current Tenders

We use the ProContract online tendering system, both to advertise opportunities and for bidders to submit responses. Suppliers can register their details free of charge.

Current opportunities can be found by selecting the “Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority Group” from the Organisations list.

All relevant opportunities over £25,000 will also be advertised on Contracts Finder. Tenders over the EU thresholds will additionally be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) until 11pm on the 31 December and the Find a Tender Service (FTS) notification system thereafter.

UK Community Renewal Fund

UK Community Renewal Fund

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority has been designated as a lead authority by the UK Government. The UK Government announced £220 million investment in the UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) in its budget on 3 March 2021. The UKCRF is the pre-cursor to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UKCRF aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches and will invest in skills, community and place, local business and supporting people into employment. Projects must be delivered by March 2022 and eligible applicants include business support organisations; voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations; and education providers, including Colleges and Universities.

Application process

Organisations wishing to deliver activity as part of the UKCRF. Interested organisations are advised to read the:

The Prospectus provides detailed information on the objectives of the UKCRF, the types of projects it intends to support and how it operates, including the process and selection criteria that will be used to assess bids.

For more information on the the UK Community Renewal Fund click here.

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