ESF Grant Scheme

The ESF is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
Growth Programme for England in 2014 to 2020. The European Commission
(EC) owns these programmes and sets the Europe-wide ESF Programme
requirements. The EC governs this Programme through its rules and
regulations. In England, the Department for Work and Pensions Managing
Authority manages this. The Managing Authority will deliver the Programme’s
priorities in England to increase labour market participation, promote social
inclusion and develop the skills of the potential and existing workforce. The
ESF is designed to increase sustainable economic and social inclusion in the
European Union, by helping people who have difficulties finding work, and
improving the skills of the workforce. You can access an overview of the
Programme on GOV.UK