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: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/england-2014-to-2020-european-structural-and-investment-funds.
New ESF Call launched on 28th February
see below for further information
ESIF Funding Map
European Structural & Investment Funds Update
European Social Fund (ESF)
Two Calls for proposals have been launched under Priority Axis 1 and 2. The deadline for applicants to submit their Full application is 23:59 on 9th May.
The call specifications for London can be accessed through the Government’s website for the ESIF programme European Growth Funding. National rules and guidance documents to help applicants bid for funds can also be found on this website.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the specification reference.
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 gov.uk.
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
The latest set of calls is now closed.
Any enquiries should be addressed to email@example.com
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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