European Social Fund (ESF) Specification Launch and Partnering Event

Concorde Room, Rushmoor Borough Council Offices, Farnborough Road, Farnborough, GU14 7JU


Join us at our European Social Fund (ESF) Specification Launch and Partnering Event on 30th July 2019 where we will be promoting our next round of ESF funding.

These funds have been guaranteed by The Treasury regardless of Brexit outcomes and ESF projects can run up to the end of 2023.

We have £4.78m ESF funding to launch in 3 specifications for projects to focus on:

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

All of these specifications will require 50% match funding and the minimum project size will be £150K.

Find out more and register here.

For further ESF information please contact


10:00am - 2:00pm