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European Structural and Investment Funds

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.

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.

  • Building Better Opportunities - Community Fund and the European Social Fund jointly invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Youth Employment Initiative together with European Social Fund provides targeted support for young people in eligible areas to help 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.

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.

Projects

The Prince’s Trust is currently delivering the following projects:

European Social Fund

Area: Scotland

Programme: Explore, Get Started, Get into, Team

End of project: December 2022

Overview: Explore - The project supports unemployed and inactive participants domiciled in Scotland with multiple barriers to employment - minimum of two - to progress towards employment, with a focus on Stages 1 and 3 of the Employability Pipeline. It supports activities that enable the participants to address the barriers that are preventing them from moving along the skills pipeline and allow them to progress into employment, education, training or the next stage of the Pipeline for further support.

Area: Northern Ireland

Programmes: Explore, Get into, Get Started, Team, Enterprise, Development Awards

End of project: March 2023

Overview: Journey to Success - The Project offers individually tailored, flexible support to assist young people that are NEET, to develop personal, social and employability skills towards employment. The Project is delivered through all areas of NI, providing locally accessible, tangible opportunities and connections to support participants’ employability/employment outcomes. This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020 and the Department for the Economy.

European Union European Social Fund Northern IrelandDepartment for the Economy Northern Ireland

Area: Northern Ireland

Programme: Explore, Get into, Get Started, Enterprise, Development Awards

End of project: March 2023

Overview: Reaching Further - The Project offers individually tailored, flexible support to assist Unemployed & Economically Inactive young people to develop their personal, social and employability skills towards employment. The Project is delivered through all areas of NI, providing locally accessible, tangible opportunities and connections to support participants’ employability/employment outcomes. This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020 and the Department for the Economy.

European Union European Social Fund Northern IrelandDepartment for the Economy Northern Ireland

Area: South East Midlands (Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and Luton)

Programmes: Get Started, Get into, Achieve-in-Centre, Mosaic

End of project: September 2023

Overview: Passport to Success (P2S) is a programme part-funded by the European Social Fund. It will support an additional 441 NEET young people aged 15 – 24 across the South East Midlands, targeting marginalised young people furthest from the labour market across the region with a focus on Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and Luton.

Area: Lancashire

Programme: Explore, Get into, Get Started, Enterprise

End of project: 31 December 2023

Overview: The Prince's Trust is a partner in the More Positive Together partnership led by Active Lancashire and part-funded by European Social Fund. Supporting 268 unemployed and economically inactive young people into employment, self-employment, job searching, education or training.

More Positive TogetherEuropean Union - European Social Fund

Area: South Yorkshire

Programme: Get into, Get Started,

End of project: December 2023

Overview: The Prince's Trust is a partner in the Feel Well Work Well partnership led by Sheffield Futures part-funded by European Social Fund. Any young person living in South Yorkshire, aged 16-24 who is not currently in education, employment or training can apply for support from Feel Well Work Well. The programme is able to help with wellbeing challenges, such as low mood and anxiety. The only requirement is that young people are able to engage with their coach and are ready to explore their career prospects.

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Area: Solent

Programme: Explore, Get Started, Get into, Enterprise

End of project: December 2023

Overview: Solent Get into Employment (SGiE) will support 210 unemployed or economically inactive young people with neurodiverse characteristics to move into a positive outcome. The project aims to improve their skills and provide support mechanisms to improve their chances of competing effectively in the labour market and progress to better paid jobs to reduce in-work poverty. This project is part funded through the European Social Fund.

Area: London

Programme: Explore, Get Started, Get into, Get Hired

End of project: December 2023

Overview: Work4All will support 104 NEET young people with multiple and complex barriers to re-engage with education, training, or in employment through overcoming barriers. We will provide pre-employability support for those further from the job market by developing their confidence and skills. We will also provide sector specific training and work experience to young people who are ready to enter the local labour market. This project is part funded through the European Social Fund

Area: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby, Derbyshire

Programme: Get Started, Get Into

End of project: March 2023

Overview: Way2Work will support 737 unemployed and economically inactive young people to move into employment, self-employment, or job search. This is 3-year project, led by Nottingham City Council. This project is part funded through the European Social Fund.

Way2Work logoEuropean Union - European Social Fund

Area: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby, Derbyshire

Programme: Get Started, Get Into

End of project: December 2023

Overview:  Back2Work will support 196 unemployed and economically inactive young people to move into employment, self-employment, or job search. This funding is in response to the impact of Covid-19. This project is part funded through the European Social Fund.

Back2Work logoEuropean Union - European Social Fund

Area: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby, Derbyshire

Programme: Get Started, Get Into

End of project: June 2023

Overview:  Pathways to Health & Social Care will support 99 unemployed and economically inactive young people to move into employment, self-employment, education or job search. This ESF call aims to provide training to unemployed and inactive individuals and to secure outcomes in the Health and Social Care sector across D2N2. This project is part funded through the European Social Fund.

European Union - European Social FundPathways to Health & Social Care logo

Area: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby, Derbyshire

Programme: Achieve, Mosaic, Enterprise Challenge

End of project: December 2023

Overview: The Prince’s Trust is a partner in the Unlocking Potential Hub project led by Futures For You and part-funded by European Social Fund, with a focus on engaging SME’s and Social Enterprises to work with schools through our various programmes.

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Area: Leicester, Leicestershire

Programme: Get Hired

End of project: December 2023

Overview: The Prince’s Trust is a partner in the Leicester Employment Hub project and will deliver Get Hired/Employability sessions to engage employers and encourage opportunities for young people in specific target groups. This project is part funded through the European Social Fund.

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Youth Employment Initiative

Area: Tees Valley

Programmes: Explore, Get Started

End of project: June 2023

Overview: Tees Valley Pathways Programme will support 6,040 young people aged 15 to 29 years old across the Tees Valley who are unemployed or inactive with the aim of progressing the individuals into education, employment, training or self-employment. The programme is supported under the Youth Employment Initiative and delivered by a consortium of organisations from the Public, Private and Voluntary Sector. The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural & Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

Area: Tees Valley

Programmes: Get into

End of project: June 2023

Overview: Tees Valley Routeways Programme will support 575 young people aged 15 to 29 years old across the Tees Valley who are unemployed or inactive with the aim of progressing the individuals into education, employment, training or self-employment. The programme is supported under the Youth Employment Initiative and delivered by a consortium of organisations from the Public, Private and Voluntary Sector. The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural & Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

Hartlepool Borough Council logoEuropean Union - European Social Fund

Area: Liverpool City Region

Programmes: Explore, Get Started, Get into

End of project: July 2023

Overview: Liverpool YEI supports 1,126 socially excluded young people aged 16-30 in Liverpool City Region who are furthest from the labour market, into education, training or employment. The project is part-funded by the European Social Fund and supported under the Youth Employment Initiative.

Area: Liverpool City Region

Programmes: Explore, Get Started, Get into

End of Project: December 2023

Overview: Liverpool Go Further YEI supports 399 socially excluded young people aged 16-30 in the Liverpool City Region who are furthest away from the labour market, into education, training, employment or self-employment.  The project is part-funded by the European Social Fund and supported under the Youth Employment Initiative.

Area: Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP

Programmes: Explore, Get Started, Get into

End of project: 31 October 2023

Overview: Youth Promise Plus, Greater Birmingham and Solihull YEI partnership led by Birmingham City Council is a project part-funded by the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative. As part of it, The Prince's Trust will support 2,700 young people on three key programmes: Explore, Get Started and Get into.

Youth Promise Plus logo

Area: Coventry City

Programmes: Get Started, Get into, Get Hired and Explore

End of project: December 2023

Overview: Ambition2 is a Youth Employment Initiative project that is part-funded by the European Social Fund. It will support young people aged 16-29 in the City of Coventry who are not in any form of employment, education or training. Ambition2 works with young people to help them realise their potential and achieve their goals.

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Area: Devon

Programmes: Get Started

End of project: June 2023

Overview: Experience Works is a partnership project led by PETROC Further Education College, and part-funded by the European Social Fund. As part of this project, The Prince's Trust will support 100 young people who are furthest from the job market to gain the skills and experience needed to progress them into employment or training.

Experience Works European Social Fund logo

Area: East and West Wales

Programme: Across Programme inc Enterprise and Get into

End of project: September 2022

Overview: European Social Funding/Active inclusion funding from WEFO via the WCVA. The Prince’s Trust will support 100 18-24 year olds from the East and 100 from West Wales regions into an employment, training or education outcome.

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Area: East and West Wales

Programme: Across Programme inc Enterprise and Get into

End of project: December 2022

Overview: European Social Funding/Active inclusion funding from WEFO via the WCVA.  The Prince’s Trust will support 40 25+ year olds from the East and 40 from West Wales regions into an employment, training or education outcome.

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Building Better Opportunities

National Lottery Community Fund logoEuropean Union - European Social Fund

Project Name: Grantham BBO

Area: Greater Lincolnshire

Programme: Get Into

End of Project: March 23

Overview: Community Fund Building Better Opportunities partnership bid led by Grantham College. The Prince's Trust will support 50 young people aged 16-30 who are furthest from the labour market, into education, training or employment through their Get Into programmes.

Area: South London

Programme: Get Started

End of project: July 2022

Overview: Make Trax is a project funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. The Prince's Trust will support 50 young people aged 16-24 who are furthest from the labour market, into education, training or employment.

European Regional Development Fund

Area: Central Region

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: June 2023

Overview: Better off in Business will engage 4,470 potential young entrepreneurs across 10 LEP areas who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: Coventry and Warwickshire

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: June 2023

Overview: Through the Coventry and Warwickshire Council led 'SME Growth programme', The Prince's Trust will engage with 240 potential young entrepreneurs from under-represented groups who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: Greater Birmingham & Solihull

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: March 2023

Overview: Better off in Business will engage 400 potential young entrepreneurs across Greater Birmingham & Solihull who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: South Bristol

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: 30 June 2023

Overview: South Bristol Enterprise Support will engage 90 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in the south of Bristol who have the potential to establish and grow a business. This project is supported by the West of England Combined Authority.

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Area: North East

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: June 2023

Overview: Enterprise Support in the North East 2 project. We are a Delivery Partner within the Enterprise Support in the North East 2 project. This is a business start-up project being delivered across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham to assist potential entrepreneurs to become enterprise ready and ultimately self-employed. This is part-funded by European Regional Development Fund.

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Area: South Coast (Brighton and Chichester)

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: December 2022

Overview: The Business Hot House is a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.  The Prince's Trust will engage 180 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups, who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

Area: Tees Valley

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: June 2023

Overview: The Prince’s Trust is a Delivery Partner within the Business Compass Start Up 2 project. This is a business start-up project being delivered across Tees Valley to assist potential entrepreneurs to become enterprise ready and ultimately self-employed. This is part-funded by European Regional Development Fund.

Tees Valley Business logoIn partnership with Northern Powerhouse logo

Area: Leeds City Region

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: June 2023

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 and investigate the opportunity of becoming Self Employed within the Leeds City Region.

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Area: Sheffield City Region

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: June 2023

Overview: Launchpad will engage 490 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in Sheffield City Region, who have the potential to establish and grow a business and investigate the opportunity of becoming Self Employed within the Sheffield City Region.

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Area: Greater Manchester

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: 30 June 2023

Overview: Excelerate Labs will engage 435 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

End of project: 30 June 2023

Overview: Enterprise Hub will engage 208 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in Liverpool City Region, who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

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Area: Devon

Programme: Enterprise

End of project: June 2023

Overview: Through the Heart of the South West Enterprise Coaching project, The Prince's Trust will engage young people from Devon aged 18-30 from under-represented groups, who have the potential to establish and grow a business.