ESF Overview

How European Social Funds (ESF) are helping develop Lancashire's skills base


Through ESF funding we support projects helping people into employment, promoting social inclusion and developing the skills of the potential and existing workforce. This funding also contributes to improving youth employment by providing support for young people.

At Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub we have a strategic role to support/develop the EU Structural and Investment Funds Strategy (ESIF) 2014-2020 for the local economic area. We have directed funds towards the priorities identified in the Lancashire Skills and Employment Strategic Framework.

Currently funding in Lancashire has been allocated to over 20 projects, some of these you will find on the Lancashire Skills Escalator and some you will find under the employability projects section and within the