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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.

  • Building Better Opportunities is Big Lottery Funding matched with the European Social Fund to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

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: Hull

Programmes: Get Into and Get Started

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Overview: The Springboard Hull and Humber project is part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF) and is supported by the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.  The Prince’s Trust is a member of the partnership led by Humber Learning Consortium and will support 351 young people aged 16-25 who are furthest from the labour market 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

The Prince's Trust are part of the Tees Valley YEI partnership and will support 381 socially excluded young people aged 16-25 who are furthest from the labour market, into education, training or employment through the following programmes;

  • 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.

  • The 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.

If you would like to find out more or are interested in accessing the programme please refer to our Help For Young People page.

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.

Area: West of England

Programme: Fairbridge

Overview: The Building Better Opportunities West of England Works  will support 106 young people aged 16-25 in the West of England, who are furthest from the labour market, into education, training or employment.

Area: Conwy

Programme: Get Into

Overview: “Get Into” Hospitality & Construction programmes in Conwy North Wales.   Part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF) and The Princes Trust to support 30 young people age 16 – 24 furthest from the labour market into education, employment or training.

Area: Swansea

Programme: Get Into

Overview: “Get Into” Rail and Customer Services programmes in Swansea West Wales.  Part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF) and The Princes Trust to support 28 young people age 16 – 24 (focus on 18 – 24) furthest from the labour market into education, employment or training.

Building Better Opportunities

Area: Croydon

Programme: Get into

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

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

Overview: Enterprising West of England will engage 696 young people aged 18-30 from under-represented groups in the West of England, who have the potential to establish and grow a business.

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.