Guidance

European Social Fund: eligibility documents

Eligibility documents for the 2014 to 2020 European Social Fund.

Documents

National eligibility rules for the 2014 to 2020 European Social Fund

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European Social Fund data evidence requirements: eligibility and results guidance

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The European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme is funding for projects that create jobs and supports local growth.

The funds include:

  • the European Social Fund
  • the European Regional Development Fund
  • part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development helps with:

  • improving the environment
  • improving farming and forestry competitiveness
  • supporting rural businesses to grow and expand, improve knowledge and skills and get started

Read more information about the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Published 19 September 2019
Last updated 1 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. A new annex (annex 4, page 73) has been added to the `ESF Data Evidence Requirements’ guidance explaining how the Home Office’s online employer checking system on `Right to work in the UK’ can be used in the context of ESF basic eligibility checks. The guidance advises on the limited range of ways in which this may be used for the checking the rights of certain people to live and work in the UK where they hold a biometric residence permit, a biometric residence card or status issued under the EU Settlement Scheme. The guidance is now labelled version 4, dated October 2019.
  2. First published.