Guidance

ESF 2007 to 2013: guidance manuals

Guidance for people involved in the management and operation of the European Social Fund programme 2007 to 2013 in England and Gibraltar.

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The European Social Fund (ESF) programme for 2007 to 2013 in England and Gibraltar has closed. For funding from 2014 to 2020, apply for European Structural and Investment Funds.

Documents

Manual 1: Programme overview; eligibility rules, innovation and transnationality; and how to apply for ESF funding

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Manual 2: Co-financing beneficiary guidance and requirements

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Manual 3: Non-co-financing guidance and requirements

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Manual 4: Managing Authority guidance and requirements (with annexes attached)

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Revisions to the guidance manuals

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Organisations and projects that get financial support from the European Social Fund (ESF) must follow the guidance in these manuals provided by the Managing Authority and comply with the relevant regulations. They may have to repay ESF funding if they don’t.

Read the ESF action notes for guidance about changes to ESF.

Contact the DWP European Social Fund Division if you have any questions about this guidance.

European Social Fund Division

Level 2 West
Rockingham House
123 West Street

Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 4ER

Email: esf.feedback@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Older versions

Older versions of the manuals are on The National Archives website.

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Published 1 May 2014
Last updated 21 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Revised Manual 3: Non-co-financing guidance and requirements (August 2015, version 16) - see August 2015 changes in the revisions to the guidance manuals PDF.
  2. See revisions to the guidance manuals PDF for what's changed.
  3. First published.