What ESF programmes are being developed and what groups will be targeted? The London ESF programme has been split into 3 broad areas; provision for young people with a specific focus on 15-24 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET), adult employment provision and adult skills provision.
This Question & Answer sheet is updated on a regular basis to reflect the latest questions submitted against the ESF call. Current version updated: 17 April 2015.
This Question & Answer sheet is updated on a regular basis to reflect the latest position on the 2014-20 ERDF and ESF programmes. Current version updated: 25 March 2015.
Following the most significant business-led consultation project undertaken to help drive jobs and growth in a UK city, the LEP has now published ‘London 2036: An Agenda for Jobs and Growth’.
The LEP’s Skills and Employment Working Group, in consultation with stakeholders, commissioned a series of research papers to support its work in the following areas: Incentivised Skills Funding; Apprenticeships; and Employer Engagement
In 2013 the Government announced its plans to establish a £2bn Local Growth Fund in response to Lord Heseltine’s report ‘No Stone Unturned, In Pursuit of Growth’ (2012).
The 2014-20 London European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) Strategy for London sets out the key areas for European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) investment against the LEP’s four Jobs and Growth Plan priorities: Skills and Employment, SME Competitiveness, Science and Technology and Infrastructure.