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ESF action notes: 2014 to 2020 programme

Action notes to inform European Social Fund (ESF) grant recipients of an action they must complete.

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029/18 New Single-Stage Application Process

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028/18 Launch of the revised ESF Operational Programme

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027/18 ESF Output and Result Indicator Definitions and ESF Data Evidence Requirements guidance

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026-18 Delegated Grant Schemes – Defrayal Clarification Note

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025-18 Clarification of Public and Private Match-Funding Categories

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024/18 HMG Guarantee extension

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023/18 New and revised Claims guidance for Grant Recipients and Co-financing Organisations

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022/18 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ESF – Additional guidance on collecting and processing participant data for monitoring and evaluation

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021/18 Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) funding

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020/18 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ESF - additional advice

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019/18 - New Assessment Scoring Procedures for Equality and Sustainable Development in ESF

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018/18 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ESF.

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017/18 Dual Forecast and Submission Form - Claims 2018

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016/18 E-claims process for Self-Declared Adjustments: applicant guidance

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015/18 YEI update

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014/18 YEI holding Action Note

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013/18 National Technical Assistance Call - Existing ESF Technical Asistance Projects

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012/18 Stipends and Bursaries in the ESF 2014-2020 Programme

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011/18 Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) Funding

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010/18 Participant Data Schema update

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009/17 ESF and housing costs

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008/17 ESF and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) funding

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007/17 working in ESF projects with participants who are offenders or ex-offenders.

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006/17 ESF and the Apprenticeship Levy

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005/17 contact details guidance updated

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004/17 changes to branding and publicity requirements

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003/17 claims guidance for Grant Recipients and CFOs

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002/17 change to IP2.2 reporting process

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001/17 participant data schema guidance and update

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ESF action notes are formal communications issued to inform all Grant Recipients (GR) about specific issues they need to act on.

Action Notes may support updates of eligibility rules and programme guidance documents drawing attention to specific rules or requirements that are either new or have been modified. Others may focus on more technical information or one off requests and opportunities the managing authority needs to make a GR aware of or potentially act on.

Action notes are separate from and do not replace:

  • funding agreement terms
  • published ESF (or European Structural Investment Fund) eligibility rules
  • programme guidance
  • other requirements in documents published on GOV.UK.

How to receive Action Notes

If you would like to receive the Action Notes, please email your details to ESF.2014-2020@dwp.gsi.gov.uk and include ‘Action Notes’ in the subject heading.

Queries about ESF Action Notes

If you have queries about ESF Action Notes please email esf.2014-2020@dwp.gsi.gov.uk or if you are an ESF GR contact your contract manager.

Published 26 June 2017
Last updated 25 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Action Note 029/18 New Single-Stage Application Process.
  2. Added Action Note 028/18 launch of the revised ESF Operational Programme.
  3. Added 'Action Note 027/18 Revised ESF Output and Result Indicator Definitions and ESF Data Evidence Requirements Guidance'.
  4. Action Note 025-18 Clarification of Public and Private Match Funding and Action Note 026-18 Delegated Grant Schemes - Defrayal Clarification Note has been added.
  5. ESF Action Note 024/18 HMG Guarantee extension has been added.
  6. Action Note 023/18 - New and revised Claims Guidance for Grant Recipients and Co-financing Organisations has been added.
  7. Action Note 022/18 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ESF – Additional guidance on collecting and processing participant data for monitoring and evaluation
  8. Action Note 021/18 Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) funding has been added.
  9. Added Action Note 020/18 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ESF - additional advice.
  10. Action Note 019-18 - New Assessment Scoring Procedures for Equality and Sustainable Development in ESF has been added.
  11. Added information about how to receive ESF Action Notes. You can do this by emailing your details to ESF.2014-2020@dwp.gsi.gov.uk - include ‘Action Notes’ in the email subject heading.
  12. ESF Action Note 018/18 - The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ESF has been added.
  13. Action Note 017-18 Dual Forecast and Submission Form - Claims 2018 has been added.
  14. Added Action Note 016-18, E-claims process for Self-Declared Adjustment: applicant guidance.
  15. Added Action Note 015/18 Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) update. This provides an update to the Action Note 014/18 (issued 21 March 2018) regarding scope to extend YEI in the 2014 to 2020 ESF Programme.
  16. Added action note 014-18, Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) holding.
  17. Action Note 013/18 has been published. This Action Note is about the scope to extend ESF Technical Assistance projects in the 2014-2020 ESF programme.
  18. Action Note 012-18 added to clarify the ESF 2014-2020 Programme position on the funding of Stipends and Bursaries by ESF Projects.
  19. Added action note 011/18 YEI Funding, this provides information for existing YEI projects about extending their current contract and new calls.
  20. Added action note 010/18 Participant Data Schema (PDS), this provides an update on changes to the PDS and guidance.
  21. Added action notes 008/17 ESF and YEI Funding and 009/17 ESF and Housing Costs.
  22. Action Note 007/17 Working in ESF projects with participants who are offenders or ex-offenders has been added.
  23. Added action note: 006/17 ESF and the Apprenticeship Levy.
  24. Action Note added - 005/17 Participant contact details guidance has been updated.
  25. Published action note 004/17 changes to the branding and publicity requirements
  26. Added action note 003/17 - claims guidance for Grant Recipients and Co-Financing Organisations.
  27. Added action note 002/17 (change to IP2.2 reporting process).
  28. First published.