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The Mayor's European Social Fund (ESF) 2019-23 Programme

 
Round 3 of the Mayor’s ESF 2019-23 Programme is now closed
 

Round 4

Higher Level Skills

On Thursday 4 June an ESF Engagement Session (Higher Level Skills) was hosted online, please find the presentation from that event below: 

Closed opportunities

Round 3: The Mayor's ESF 19-23 Programe

Gangs Prevention
This Project focuses on supporting vulnerable young people in London who are at risk of being exploited by gang activity. It will focus on improving engagement with education and increasing employability.

Targeted NEET
This project will support young Londoners aged 16 to 24 who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) providing individually tailored support for achieving sustained education, training or employment results in South and West London.

STEM Sector Skills
The overall aim of this project is to enable NEET young people and unemployed, and economically inactive adults to gain industry relevant skills and progress into sustainable EET in the STEM sector.

SEND
The aim of this project is to help young Londoners who have Special Educational Needs or a Disability and who are NEET.

Careers Clusters
This programme will build upon the experience and success of the previous 12 Careers Clusters in London which were funded until March 2019. This model seeks to foster collaboration across schools, colleges and employers that maximise local and London wide opportunities.

Creative Sector Skills
London's creative industries constitute a significant element of the capital's economy and make a huge contribution to London's reputation as an open, creative and diverse city. This Project will enable young people who are NEET and unemployed and economically inactive

Early Years Sector Skills
The overall aim of this project is to enable NEET young people and economically inactive and unemployed adults to gain industry relevant qualifications and experience to progress into EET destinations.

General Questions and Answers

Round 2: The Mayor's ESF 19-23 Programme

Parental Employment

These project focus on two areas; helping parents out of work to find (and sustain) jobs, and, helping parents on low pay to progress in work. 

Homelessness

The aim of the project is to enable unemployed adults who are homeless to overcome barriers to employment and enter and sustain training, education or employment.

Ex Offenders

The aim of the project is to support ex-offenders with multiple and complex barriers that prevent them from entering and sustaining education, training and employment to become work ready and able to access employment opportunities.

General Questions and Answers 

 

GLA's ESF Programme 2014-2020

Head2Work 

This £794,000 project will support young Londoners aged 18 to 24 who are not in education, employment or training  (NEET) and will help their transition into sustained employment, education or training.

Creative Enterprise Zones: Tottenham 

The Creative Enterprise Zones: Tottenham Enterprise and Skills project will support employees of businesses in the Tottenham Creative Enterprise Zone to up-skill and progress in work. It will also help creative businesses and education organisations to collaborate on creative training programmes and improve pathways into the industry

Start Up, Step Up London

The LEAP Growth Hub Start Up, Step Up London programme seeks to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, supporting people into business creation or employment. The programme will also help SMEs, start-ups and micros to grow their businesses and will support under-represented groups, particularly women, into leadership and management roles.

Higher Level Digital Skills

The Higher Level Digital Skills programme aims to improve the labour market relevance of higher level digital skills training in London.  The project will fund a suite of collaborative activities between startups, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), micro-enterprises (micros) and higher level digital skills providers.

Early Years Leaders

Early Years Leaders was put out for tender in May 2018. Following an unsuccessful procurement, and marketplace consultation, the decision was made to withdraw the ESF match funding. Read information on the resulting Early Years Leaders programme.

Haringey Higher Level Skills 

The Haringey Higher Level Skills project will put Haringey residents on the pathway to gaining full qualifications, and in doing so place them in a better position to secure the higher level jobs that are a significant and increasing feature of the London labour market.  The project has a specific focus on Haringey residents living in the most deprived parts of the borough.

2Work 

2Work will support 18-24 year olds.  This project will support young people to access a wide variety of volunteering opportunities and experiences from the world of work, with a view to raising their aspirations and levels of work experience, and helping them gain the skills to move into, and sustain education, employment or training.

Getting Back on Track 

Getting Back on Track will support young people who have recently dropped out from their level 2/3 studies at school or college. The preferred supplier will work in partnership with sixth-form and FE educational establishments to identify, engage with, and provide immediate support to their early leavers so they successfully enter and sustain employment or return to education.

Care Leavers into Work 

Care Leavers into Work will support 16-24 year old care leavers into sustained employment. The preferred supplier will support care leavers to access a wide variety of experiences from the world of work, with a view to raising their aspirations and levels of work experience, and helping them gain the skills to move into, and sustain work.

Forces for London

Forces For London will support Veterans and Early Service Leavers (ESL’s) in London from across the services to access a wide variety of volunteering opportunities and employer experiences.

These will expand participants' views of their potential educational and work opportunities, enable them to access volunteering opportunities and work experience, and help them gain the skills to move into, and sustain education, employment or training.

Digital Skills Training 

Digital Skills Training aims to equip unemployed and ‘at risk’ young Londoners for employment in London’s increasingly digital economy.

This funding will support new digital training opportunities that help  young people aged 16-24 years old move into sustained employment, education or training and will help plug a growing talent gap in digital, technology and creative entry-level occupations with diverse, ‘home-grown’ talent.

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