The London Local Enterprise Partnership (now LEAP) has been provided with EUR 748 million to finance the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to create jobs and support the growth of London businesses. LEAP is responsible for the strategic supervision of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI FONDS) on behalf of the government. The government publishes here the latest information and guidelines on the ESF and ERDF programmes: www.gov.uk/guidance/england-2014-to-2020-european-structural-and-investment-funds. Although the UK has left the European Union under the withdrawal agreement, EU programmes will continue in the UK until their completion in 2023-24. In 2017, the government proposed that these funds be replaced in a timely manner by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund; However, no information has yet been published on how these funds might work. To stay informed of the ESIF response to COVID-19, please visit this new page www.gov.uk/government/publications/european-structural-and-investment-funds-coronavirus-covid-19-response. It is used to share messages with projects and partners. The call specifications (Ref: OC23S20X1774) with details on the application for funding are available from gov.uk to: www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, October 15, 2020. The 2014-20 ES FONDS strategy for London defines the investment areas of the ESF and the ERDF as part of the four priorities of the LEAP plan for jobs and growth: skills and employment, the competitiveness of SMEs, science and technology and infrastructure. The ESIF FONDS strategy aims to align with the government`s strategies for the FSE and federal operational program. In the case of operational programs, applicants are invited to submit applications using the ESI strategy to meet London`s needs. As part of Priority Axis 4: COVID-19 Response – Addressing the Digital Divide in response to coronavirus, a new call for proposals for London worth 5 million pounds has been launched.
NEW ESF CALL LAUNCHED – Lump Sum Digital Interventions – London (September 2020) All requests should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org Be the first to hear about the news of the ERDF and the ESF in London. Sign in below for program updates and tender opportunities. Learn more about the European Social Fund in London, including funds made available by Big Lottery, DWP and the Education and Skills Funding Agency. In response to COVID-19, requests for projects to address the digital divide are submitted in London by providing equipment and data to existing ESF participants.