European Structural and Investment Funds

The London Local Enterprise Partnership (now known as 'LEAP') has been notionally allocated €748 million of funding European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to create jobs and support business growth in London. LEAP is responsible for the strategic oversight of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) on behalf of the Government.  The Government publishes the latest information and guidance on the ESF and ERDF programmes here:


Government Guarantees

Further details have been released about ESF and ERDF funding in the event of a no deal. check ESF update here, and ERDF here.

The government has issued details regarding the future of EU programmes after we exit the EU (see the statement of 3rd october 2016 here) and in case of no Brexit deal (See full announcement here).



European Structural & Investment Funds Update

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The latest set of calls has now closed.

Any enquiries should be addressed to



European Social Fund (ESF)

The latest round of Calls is now closed. Applicants have now been informed of the outcome of the appraisal.

DWP as the ESF Managing Authority has undertaken a mid-term review of the England ESF 2014-2020 Operational Programme (OP). This has now been approved and adopted by the European Commission and published on



ESIF Strategy

The 2014-20 ESIF Strategy for London sets out the areas for ESF and ERDF investment against the LEAP’s four Jobs and Growth Plan priorities: Skills and Employment, SME Competitiveness, Science and Technology and Infrastructure.  The ESIF strategy seeks to align with the Government’s ESF and ERDF Operational Programme strategies.  It is against the Operational Programmes that applicants will be invited to submit applications, using the ESIF Strategy to reflect London’s needs.



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