European Social Fund (ESF) Community Employment Programme 2016 -2020

Round 3 of the European Social Fund (ESF) Community Employment Programme is now open for applications.

Small, local not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £150k in 2018-2019 (or under £250k if you work exclusively with disabled people), can apply for funding of up to £20,000 to help Tower Hamlets residents who are economically inactive or long-term unemployed improve their skills, access training, and move closer to the job market. This is an adult programme and successful organisations will be required to support beneficiaries over the age of 25.

The deadline for applications in Round 3 is 12pm on 5 July 2019.

Interested organisations may like to book to attend a 1-hour workshop before completing their application. The workshop will outline the funding priorities, programme eligibility and application process. The workshop will take place at the following dates, times and locations:

  • Monday 17 June 2019 at 3.30 – 4.30pm in Room 702, Tower Hamlets Council, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG
  • Thursday 20 June 2019 at 4.30 – 5.30pm in Room 702, Tower Hamlets Council, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG
  • Monday 24 June 2019 at 1-2pm in Room 702, Tower Hamlets Council, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG
  • Monday 1 July 2019 at 2-3pm in Room MG8, Tower Hamlets Council, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG

Book a space at the workshop

Find further details of the funding, including an application form and guidance notes on the London Councils website.