These annual reports explain how the European Social Fund (ESF) 2007 to 2013 has been implemented in England and Gibraltar.
The European Social Fund (ESF) convergence, competitiveness and employment programme 2007 to 2013 invests 3 billion euros of ESF funding in all regions of England and Gibraltar. This funding is matched by a similar amount of national funding. The investment provides new opportunities to people who face the greatest barriers to work and learning.
The programme contributes to the government’s social justice strategy by supporting disadvantaged groups such as troubled families and young people who are not in education or training (NEET). It also supports growth by investing in apprenticeships and workplace learning.
The Department for Work and Pensions is the ESF managing authority and has overall responsibility for administering and managing ESF for England and Gibraltar.
Older annual reports are available on the National Archives website.
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