Greater Lincolnshire LEP European Social Fund Networking Event

21/04/2017 - 1.30pm - 3.30pm - FREE

About the Event

This networking event is aimed at people who want to find out about the current European Social Fund delivery activity, in the Greater Lincolnshire area.
This is an opportunity to support and promote work around skills and training, which will be happening through the programme, to support individuals with their own skills and training needs.
All delivery providers will be providing information about their activity at the event.

European Social Fund - What does the fund support?

The European Social Fund (ESF) is the strand of European funding that supports people into jobs and provides training, and better employment prospects, for those already in work. It supports job-seekers as well as those who are not actively seeking work; young people; people in low paid or low skilled jobs; people who need additional training to progress in-work; and it can be used to improve the relevance of education and training so that it better meets the needs of the local labour market. The Greater Lincolnshire area has been allocated £45m over a seven-year period.
In order to bring forward projects for delivery, our local ESF allocation requires match funding at a rate of 40%; so around £26m in total. Three national organisations are providing this match funding, because the area has chosen to 'opt-in' to their match funding proposals.

These include:

·       Department of Work & Pensions - providing support and mentoring to unemployed individuals, to move back into work
·       Big Lottery Fund –helping individuals furthest away from the labour market to make steps towards employment. Provision includes - considering employment options, engagement into learning, & money and debt advice
·       Skills Funding Agency – providing skills training and qualifications to individuals who are in work and who are also unemployed. 

To attend this event please book your ticket here.


The Bentley Hotel , Newark Road, South Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 9NH