ESF NEETs and Youth Employment Programme

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has recently secured £10m from the European Social Fund (ESF) and is now looking to procure two lead organisations to deliver an innovative engagement and mentoring programme for young people aged 15-24 in Greater Manchester who are affected by missed education, and/or are disengaged from mainstream skills support offers, and/ or are not in employment or training.  The main […]

Creative Enterprise Zone: Hounslow £500k ESF Funding Opportunity

The GLA have launched a £500k funding opportunity for the Mayor’s ESF Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) Hounslow. This project will help people living and working in Hounslow to gain skills, find jobs and improve their career prospects in the creative industries. It will also seek to diversify the creative workforce. As of 17 August. the […]

Government urged to act now to boost disadvantaged communities post-Brexit


The government must act urgently to build a new world-leading initiative to replace funds for disadvantaged communities after Brexit, the Work and Pensions Committee heard today. Frontline employment support providers told committee members that the European Social Fund (ESF) provides £500 million per year in England alone for programmes supporting people furthest from the job market […]