European social fund after the UK leaves the EU

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-05-16
Session date: 
May 16, 2019
Reference: 
2019/9279
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How much European Social Fund funding has the Greater London Authority family received in each year of your mayoralty, and how much is already secured for future years?

Answers

European social fund after the UK leaves the EU

European social fund after the UK leaves the EU

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Greater London Authority’s European Programmes Management Unit (EPMU) is responsible for London’s £471 million share of the England European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-20 programme. This funding must be matched by an equivalent sum, and can be utilised until 2023. ESF provides employability and skills support, through enhancing access to the opportunities of London’s labour market. Almost 400,000 people will be helped, with 135,000 achieving a positive result like progressing into, or within, the labour market; or gaining a qualification.

Most ESF is awarded to ‘co-financing organisations’; including London Boroughs and government agencies. The GLA Co-financing organisation (a separate team from EPMU) has been allocated up to £83.5 million, with most projects due to begin delivery from August 2019. Claims paid to date total £816,000 for 2017/18 and £323,000 for 2018/19, with the remaining funding to be claimed by December 2023.  

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