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European Structural and Investment Funds

A significant number of programmes and projects across the UK are part-funded through European Structural and investment Funds 2014-2020 Growth Programme. These projects are listed below.

     

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European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and community regeneration.

Youth Investment Initiative together with European Social Fund provides targeted support for young people in eligible areas to support with skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and community regeneration.

European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.

Projects

At the present time, The Prince’s Trust is delivering the following projects

European Social Fund

Area: Northern Ireland

Programmes: Fairbridge, Get Started, Get into, Team, Development Award

Overview: Supports 4960 of the hardest to reach young people aged 16-25 to progress into employment, education or training.

Area: Northern Ireland

Programme: Enterprise

Overview: Supports 1184 unemployed and economically inactive young people aged 18-30 to move towards self-employment/employment or further education/training

Area: North East

Programmes: Fairbridge, Get Started, Get into

OverviewPathway to Success will support 459 socially excluded young people aged 16-25 in the North East, with a particular emphasis on those facing mental health challenges, into education, training or employment.

Area: Greater Cambridge and Peterborough LEP

Programme: Get Into

Overview: Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities partnership bid led by TCHC. The Prince’s Trust will provide opportunities on its pre-employment Get Into programme for 60 young people.

Area: SE Midlands LEP

Programme: Get Into

Overview: Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities partnership bid led by Luton Borough Council. 24 young people supported on The Prince’s Trust Get Into programmes.

Area: Hertfordshire LEP

Programme: Strategic Cross Programme

Overview: Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities partnership bid led by Hertfordshire Council. Prince’s Trust will be a strategic partner to inform on key opportunities offered by PT programmes.

Area: Hertfordshire LEP

Programme: Strategic - enhancing Outreach capability

Overview: Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities partnership bid led by Hertfordshire Council. Prince’s Trust outreach integrated into the services offered by the partnerships to clients.

Area: Leicester and Leicestershire LEP

Programmes: Outreach and Get Into

OverviewBig Lottery Building Better Opportunities partnership bid led by Voluntary Action Leicestershire. The Prince’s Trust will support 126 young people through intensive outreach and participation on its Get into programme.

Youth Employment Initiative 

Area: Tees Valley

Programmes: Fairbridge, Get Started, Get into

Overview: Tees Valley YEI will support 381 socially excluded young people aged 16-25 in Tees Valley who are furthest from the labour market, into education, training or employment.

Area: Liverpool City Region

Programmes: Fairbridge, Get Started, Get into

Overview: Liverpool YEI will support 597 socially excluded young people aged 16-25 in Liverpool City Region who are furthest from the labour market, into education, training or employment.

Area: Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP

Programmes: Fairbridge, Get Started, Get Into and Enterprise

Overview: Greater Birmingham and Solihull YEI partnership led by Birmingham City Council. The Prince’s Trust will support 1,453 young people on four key programmes Fairbridge, Get Started, Get Into and Enterprise.

European Regional Development Fund  

Area: Central Region

Programme: Enterprise

Overview: Better off in Business will engage 4122 potential young entrepreneurs across 7 LEP areas who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: Coventry and Warwickshire

Programme: Enterprise

Overview: Coventry and Warwickshire Council led ‘SME Growth programme’ the Prince’s Trust will engage with 300 potential young entrepreneurs from under-represented groups who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: North East

Programme: Enterprise

Overview: Better Off in Business will engage 671 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in the North East LEP area who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: Tees Valley

Programme: Enterprise

Overview: Business Compass will engage 473 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in the Tees Valley LEP area who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: Leeds City Region

Programme: Enterprise

Overview: Ad:Venture will engage 600 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in the Leeds City Region who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: Sheffield City Region

Programme: Enterprise

Overview: Launchpad will engage 765 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in Sheffield City Region, who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: Lancashire

Programme: Enterprise

Overview: Better Off in Business will engage 434 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in Lancashire, who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: Greater Manchester

Programme: Enterprise

Overview: Accelerate Labs will engage 792 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in Greater Manchester, who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: Liverpool City Region

Programme: Enterprise

Overview: Enterprise Hub will engage 616 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in Liverpool City Region, who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: West of England

Programme: Enterprise

Area: SELEP

Programme: Enterprise

European Social Fund

Area: Thames Valley

Programmes: Get Started and Get Into

Overview: Elevate – provides a single access point to employment and skills opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds in Thames Valley Berkshire linking directly to labour market intelligence and real time business needs, by bringing together local partners, better aligning services, reducing bureaucracy and duplication to deliver common skills and employment goals.

In England, the Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for European Social Fund. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Further information on Structural Funds in England can be found here.    

Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Department for the Economy are Managing Authorities for European Social Fund in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.