European Social Fund

Our priority for our European Social Fund (ESF) Funding allocation is to focus on increasing skills, improving pathways into and within work, and addressing social inclusion across Thames Valley Berkshire. Most of our ESF delivery will take place through a framework of national ‘opt-in’ organisations, this does mean that funding will generally not be available through an open bidding process.  

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP has a notional allocation of approximately £12.5m of ESF between 2014 and 2020. ESF will typically fund up to half of the costs of any project, with the opt-in organisations providing the match funding.  

Application Process Documents

To support the calls a number of assessment and selection documents and project requirements guidance have been published on the GOV.UK website.