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EM3 European Social Fund Clinic Workshop

Last updated 02 October 2023
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Enterprise M3 LEP have £5m European Social Fund (ESF) funding available for organisations to bid to offer projects to support social inclusion, virtual reality and online learning and an apprenticeship skills hub and skills support hub.

Come and join the Enterprise M3 LEP ESF Partnership Workshop aimed at applicants who would like to finalise their applications, share their project ideas and network over lunch with potential partners from the Enterprise M3 LEP geographical area.

ESF technical assistance will be available during the workshop to support partners to finalise their applications.

The open calls include:

Social Inclusion- aimed at addressing multiple challenges faced by people with barriers to employability in order to help them move closer into the labour market. Ca £1.31m ESF

Virtual Reality & Online Learning – strengthening vocational education and training systems, in particular utilising online learning and virtual reality to meet the needs of local employers. Ca £2.1m ESF

Apprenticeship Skills Hub and Skills Support Hub- supporting the development of a specialist apprenticeship hub and general skills support hub to help businesses navigate the fast paced skills system. Ca £1.37m ESF

The full specifications and further information on how to apply can be found here.


Please note that all of these specifications will require 50% match funding. The managing agent invites applications for minimum values against each call. These minimum values will be confirmed shortly but will not be for less than £150,000.

Cost: Free – lunch and refreshments included

Please advise us of any food allergies or intolerances prior to the event.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Red Lion Hotel is about a 10 min walk from Basingstoke Railway Station. Pay and display car parks are available in the centre of Basingstoke.

Please note this event is aimed at organisations that are looking to project manage and deliver ESF projects in the Enterprise M3 LEP geography. If you are looking to be a beneficiary of an ESF project, please contact for further information.

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