The European Social Fund and the UK National Lottery have pledged GBP 14 million (EUR 19.7 million) to tackle poverty and unemployment in the city of Leicester and the surrounding county.
The Welsh government has renewed its commitment to the successful Jobs Growth Wales scheme, which will receive financial support out of ESF and government funds for another three years.
The British overseas territory of Gibraltar will target ESF investments at young jobseekers, the long-term unemployed and those currently outside the system
The music school ‘We are music’ based in Harwich (UK) has now launched a new ESF-backed project to help unemployed young people gain a foothold in the employment market.
Over the past 18 months, the partly ESF-funded project Second Success has helped 25 residents of Torfaen County Borough in Wales re-enter the employment market.
More and better skills is the main objective of Northern Ireland’s ESF programme which targets young people and the disadvantaged in particular.
On 29 October 2014, the Commission adopted the Partnership Agreement with the United Kingdom, paving the way for more than €4.9 billion (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) funding in the next seven years.
A six-month job placement for unemployed youth, and funding for start-up companies: an ESF co-funded job creation scheme in Wales sets an example for others.
Top Chef Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall has won an award at the Europe wide RegioStars 2014 in the ‘Inclusive growth: Creating jobs for the young generation' category.