For further information on the Growth Programme please click here: ESIF
The local priorities for the three funds are detailed in the Lancashire ESIF Strategy. Further details of the programme, the strategy, open calls and previous calls are detailed on the Lancashire LEP website.
European Social Funds (ESF)
ESF is broken down into a number of investment priorities focused on skills and employment. In summary these are:
- Social Inclusion: promotion of active inclusion by supporting disadvantaged residents to move closer to the labour market.
- Sustainable Employment and Labour Market Mobility: supporting unemployed adults and young people ‘not in education, employment or training’ (NEET) to enter sustainable learning and/or employment.
- Skills for Growth: Training for Skills and Life Long Learning: development of knowledge, skills and competence within the workplace and supporting SMEs to engage in workforce planning and vocational education.
Funds have been directed towards priorities aligned with the investment priorities and the priorities identified in the Lancashire Skills and Employment Strategic Framework.
A number of projects are now contracted and delivering – here is an overview of the projects that are now in the delivery phase for businesses and individuals.
Open calls can be accessed via the LEP website.