The Mayor’s European Social Fund (ESF) 2019-23 Programme Round 3 is now live.

The Programme will continue to support Londoners with complex needs to gain skills and find (or remain in) work, education or training. These are Londoners who already face disadvantage, and who are likely to be further disadvantaged by the impact of COVID-19.

The deadline for applications is Friday the 10th July 2020. The programme is worth over £14 million. Each grant will be awarded for a maximum of three years and are expected to commence from September/early October 2020.

London Assembly are seeking providers to deliver the below projects:

Gangs Prevention: This project will focus 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. This project will be for one pan-London grant of £3million.

Targeted NEET: Support for young people who have specific complex needs or characteristics and are NEET. This project will be for two sub-regional grants totally £2.6 million.

STEM Sector Skills: Support for adults and young people to gain industry relevant skills and progress into sustainable education, education or training in the STEAM sector. This project will be for one pan-London grant of £2 million.

SEND NEET: Support for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). This project will be for three pan-London grants of approximately £2.2 million.

Creative Skills: Support for young people to gain industry relevant skills in the creative industry.

Career Clusters: Improving the provision of careers education, information advice and guidance. This model seeks to foster collaboration across schools, colleges and employers that maximise local and London wide opportunities. This project will be five pan-London grants of £400,000.

Early Year Sector Skills: Support for adults and young people to gain relevant skills and find work in the early year’s sector. This project will be for one pan-London grant of £2 million.

If you would like further information or would like to secure support for your application from Carley Consult please email info@carleyconsult.co.uk or call 01302 361630.