European Social Fund

The European Social Fund (ESF) focuses on skills and training, and providing employability support to help people facing barriers to securing work.

New Anglia LEP coordinates the £40m European Social Fund programme in Suffolk and Norfolk in collaboration with DWP.  The ESF programme offers a range of employment skills and training opportunities delivered through local projects.   Details of current initiatives below.

The European Investment Strategy sets out the programme priorities, and shows how they link to the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy.

Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce provides redundancy support and training for businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.
£2.38m

LIFT Community Grants

LIFT Community Grants

LIFT Community Grants are available to community and voluntary organisations that help people improve their chances of obtaining work.
£1m

Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap supports anyone aged 16-24 in Suffolk, who is currently not engaging with employment, education or training.
£1.5m

On Track

On Track

On Track supports 16-24 year olds in Norfolk who are unemployed, and not in education or training.
£1.5m

Work Well Suffolk

Work Well Suffolk

Work Well Suffolk provides a locally integrated coaching and employment service for unemployed adults in Suffolk.
£2m

Opportunity Suffolk

Opportunity Suffolk

Opportunity Suffolk supports adults over 24 in Suffolk who have not been in paid work for at least three months.
£1.68m

Norfolk Community College

Norfolk Community College

Norfolk Community College supports adults over 24 in Norfolk who have not been in paid work for at least three months.
£1.93m

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Facilitators

If you have a query about the ESF programme, please contact Emma Taylor, LEP Funding Manager. [email protected] 07552 695069

If you run a business and are looking for training support from EU programmes, contact New Anglia Growth Hub.

other grants available

VISITOR & WIDER ECONOMY GRANT SCHEMES

New Anglia Growth Hub

Business Resilience and Recovery Scheme

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