Join us at one of our three information events, designed to support potential applicants interested in the European Social Fund (ESF). Upcoming calls for projects will include fully funded invitations to tender from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), as well as Open Calls where the applicant must provide 50% of the funding for the project.

The DWP ESF Calls will typically support activities that help the unemployed and the economically inactive to move into paid employment. The SFA ESF Calls will award funding to support young people not in education, employment and training (NEETs); skills development for the workforce at all levels, those at risk of redundancy, apprenticeships services, SME brokerage and community grants. The programme of Open Calls includes a range of activities from support for the unemployed and NEETs, skills and active inclusion.

These events will provide you with the very latest information around the development of the SEMLEP ESF Programme and give delegates the opportunity to network with potential partners.

Wednesday, 24th February: The Hat Factory, 65 – 67 Bute Street, Luton, LU1 2EY. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/semlep-european-social-fund-information-event-tickets-21627804345

Friday, 26th February: Towcester Race Course, London Road, Towcester, NN12 6LB. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/semlep-european-social-fund-information-event-tickets-21631557571

Wednesday, 2nd March: Gateway Conference Centre, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF. Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/semlep-european-social-fund-information-event-tickets-21631960777

Each event will start at 10am, with registration/refreshments and will finish at 1pm.

Please note, lunch will NOT be provided.

Please note that in order to support the attendance of small organisations to these events SEMLEP will offer a contribution towards reasonable travel costs and child or elder care costs. Eligible organisations must have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 and evidence of cost incurred must be provided with the claim. Private individuals and sole traders are not eligible to apply for ESF or for this support.

These events are part funded through ESF. Book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

Contact SEMLEP: Cranfield Innovation Centre, University Way, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0BT

Email: info@semlep.com
Phone: 01234 436100