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.

NASCENT (New Anglia Skills Convergence Enterprise Network for Training)

NASCENT (New Anglia Skills Convergence Enterprise Network for Training)

The NASCENT project is all about bringing industry and education closer together.
£1.05m

RYPE 1.2 (Rural Youth Pledge for Employment)

RYPE 1.2 (Rural Youth Pledge for Employment)

RYPE is a distinct Youth Pledge pilot project for rural areas of New Anglia, focusing initially on the market towns across Suffolk and those bordering Norfolk.
£614,507

Developing Skills in Health and Social Care (DSHSC)

Developing Skills in Health and Social Care (DSHSC)

The project is part funded by the European Social Fund, led by Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, working with local colleges and other partners

Apprenticeships New Anglia makes apprenticeships happen

Apprenticeships New Anglia makes apprenticeships happen

Apprenticeships New Anglia (ANA) is an innovative project, part funded by the European Social Fund. ANA is led by Moore Networking Limited (MNL), an ISO and IiP accredited local company with decades of experience in project management and developing business networks.

NASCENT 2.2 (New Anglia Skills Convergence Enterprise Network for Training)

NASCENT 2.2 (New Anglia Skills Convergence Enterprise Network for Training)

NASCENT 2.2 is all about bringing SMEs closer to the ‘training table’, encouraging them to get involved in influencing the curriculum.
£208,407

Apprenticeships Suffolk

Apprenticeships Suffolk

An impartial service supporting SME businesses to engage with Apprenticeships.

Routes to Work

Routes to Work

Routes to Work supports unemployed people in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney who are newly unemployed or close to the labour market.
£2.4m

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.

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