European Social Fund

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As part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England:

  • Work Choice is part-financed by the European Social Fund for customers referred to the programme prior to 25th April 2017. 
  • The 'Right Steps to Work' programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund.

The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme.

Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.