ESF Community Grants provide grants of up to £15,000 to small third sector organisations. These grants support a range of activities that help individuals in the hardest to reach communities to make progress towards or enter the labour market.
Community Grants are managed by the Skills Funding Agency (except in London) and administered by a series of grant co-ordinating bodies on a regional basis, which:
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) ESF Division is the ESF Managing Authority for England and Gibraltar. It has overall responsibility for administering and managing ESF and liaising with the European Commission.
Added ESF 2007 to 2013: gender equality and equal opportunities mainstreaming progress report.
Added ESF 2007 to 2013: gender equality and equal opportunities plan: final progress report.
Added link to Open Public Consultation as part of the 2007-2013 ESF ex-post evaluation.
European Social Fund in England information updated.
Corrected the data under the heading 'ESF in England' about the numbers of ESF programme participants who've been helped by the ESF programme up to the end of November 2013. The data previously published was to the end of November 2012 instead of November 2013.
Published information about ESF Community Grants.
Added a 'sustainable development' section to the collection.
Removed information about opportunities to apply for ESF techincal assistance funding in Merseyside and South Yorkshire.
Announced that an invitation to tender for Supervised Jobsearch Pilots was sent to providers on the DWP Employer Related Support Services framework on 5 June 2014.