The European Social Fund is the strand of European funding that supports people into jobs and provides training, and better employment prospects, for those already in work.

Like all EU programmes, ESF projects can only start delivering support to people after a process of bidding and approval is complete, and the bidding organisation has at least 40% match funding in place.

Three organisations have provided match funding to the local ESF programme; the Big Lottery; Department for Work and Pensions; and the Skills Funding Agency. They are known as opt-in partners, or co-financing organisations and working with the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, have developed bids and secured funding for a range of local projects. Invitations to Tender, seeking organisations to deliver these projects, have been advertised and are now closed.

Calls for projects are announced on our latest news pages as well as on this page. 

Contact Andrew Brooks on or 01522 550631