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European Social Fund

How the Skills Funding Agency operates as a co-financing organisation for ESF and assures EU funding is correctly spent.

The European Social Fund (ESF) is a structural fund from the European Union. It improves the skills of the workforce and helps people who have difficulties finding work.


  1. ESF: programme summaries

    • Guidance
  2. SFA: how we work with the European Social Fund

    • Guidance
  3. SFA ESF: research and evaluation

    • Research and analysis
  4. ESF: submitting learner information

    • Guidance
  5. SFA ESF: guidance for employers about state aid

    • Guidance