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Thames Valley Berkshire

European Social Fund


Overview

The Thames Valley Berkshire area has a notional allocation of circa £12,500,000 European Social Funds (ESF), which will typically fund up to half of the costs of any project. Our priority for investing ESF is on increasing skills, improving pathways into and within work, and addressing social inclusion across the Berkshire area.

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ESF Contracts in Berkshire

Project Title

Project description

Where it operates – which Berkshire Local Authorities

Addressing barriers to work & promoting self-employment (East Berkshire)/Better Opportunities Partnership

ESF with Big Lottery Fund:

£878,360

Contract Start: 1 October 2017
Contract End: December 2020

This partnership of organisations across the voluntary and community sector is open to all eligible participants from the east of the LEP area, concentrating on the most deprived areas to help the most vulnerable in society back into employment. The project supports those who are furthest from the labour market through tailored action plans to improve skills and increase confidence. Individualised support to overcome barriers to work will include key workers, tutoring and jobs clubs. Specialist support is offered for those with additional barriers to employment, including ex-offenders

Contact Zulf Awan Slough Borough Council

Zulf.Awan@slough.gov.uk

Slough

RBWM

Bracknell

Employee support in skills

ESF: £530,074 

Contract Start: April 2019

Contract End:  July 2021

Awarded to Martinex Ltd t/a Burleigh College

Contact: David Stevenson david@burleighcollege.co.uk

The aim of the Service is to provide Participants with the opportunity to develop the skills that will enable them to progress in employment

Slough

RBWM

Bracknell

Reading

Wokingham

West Berkshire

Skills support for unemployed or economically inactive people

ESF:

£992,336

Contract Start: April 2019

Contract End: July 2021

Awarded to Martinex Ltd t/a Burleigh College

Contact: David Stevenson david@burleighcollege.co.uk

The Service will focus on supporting people living in areas of deprivation and/or those who experience significant barriers in the labour market

Slough

RBWM

Bracknell

Reading

Wokingham

West Berkshire

Supporting NEETs

ESF: £212,957

Contract Start: April 2019

Contract End:  July 2021

Awarded to Adviza

Contact: Lee Teideman leeteideman@adviza.org.uk

The priority is to work particularly with 15/16 year olds in Education but at risk of becoming NEET providing on-going support and mentoring for young people who are at risk of disengaging post 16.

Slough

RBWM

Bracknell

Reading

Wokingham

West Berkshire

Community Grants

ESF: £936,206

Contract Start: April 2019

Contract End:  July 2021

Awarded to Groundwork South East London

Contact: Martin Petry martin.petry@groundwork.org.uk

The programme will provide grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 for small projects, led by citizens’ groups, voluntary and third sector organisations that help people to acquire skills needed to progress towards employment

Slough

RBWM

Bracknell

Reading

Wokingham

West Berkshire