European Social Fund (ESF)
ESF is one of the five European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) which aims to restore and increase growth and ensure a job rich recovery while ensuring sustainable development, in line with the Europe 2020 objectives.
The 2014-2020 ESF programme is structured around specific themes, with large-scale funding allocations (minimum of €15million) known as Strategic Interventions (SIs) allocated to and administered by Lead Partners.
European Social Fund in Stirling
In 2015, Stirling Council as Lead Partner made applications to the Scottish Government as part of the 2014 – 2020 European Social Fund (ESF) Programme against two of these Strategic Intervention themes. These were given approval in November 2015 and progressed to the second operational stage of the two-stage approval process.
Below you can find our operational applications approved by Scottish Government to deliver these interventions:
Stirling Skills and Employability Pipeline (SSEP)
- Strategic Intervention Management (Internal service provision)
- Learning, Employability & Progression (Internal service provision)
Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion in Stirling (TPSES)
- Stirling Enhanced Advice Services (Internal service provision)