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The ESF is funding tens of thousands of projects across the Union that make a real difference to the lives of millions of individuals. Here you can find some examples.

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Giving homeless men the tools to make a fresh start

Giving homeless men the tools to make a fresh start (05/11/2014)

A project based in Ireland helping homeless men improve the literacy and life skills and so take a more active role in society.
ESF Contribution : EUR 47 981 – Number of Participants : 8 – 15 per course

Learning how to save on water and energy costs

Learning how to save on water and energy costs (03/07/2014)

Trainees on the Clara Youthreach programme benefited from a rainwater harvesting project to learn new skills to serve them in the future, including costing, computing, plumbing and community work
ESF Contribution : 50% – Number of Participants : 25

New honours degree taps potential of video gamers

New honours degree taps potential of video gamers (19/05/2014)

School leavers passionate about video games can enrol on a new honours degree course in software engineering (games development) in Athlone, Ireland, to qualify for a career in a fast-growing industry
ESF Contribution : €626,115.88 – Number of Participants : >200

Traditional boat making as an economic opportunity

Traditional boat making as an economic opportunity (25/01/2013)

A boat making course revives traditional skills to create economic opportunities in rural communities in Ireland with the support of the ESF.
ESF contribution: €12,500 - Number of participants: 16

Financial help for students to curb the drop-out rate

Financial help for students to curb the drop-out rate (15/01/2013)

The Student Assistance Fund (SAF), co-funded through the European Social Fund, provides assistance to students who are experiencing financial difficulties.
ESF contribution: €277 735 - Number of participants: 738