Future of European Social Funds

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The government has published its response to the work and pensions committee’s Future of the European Social Fund inquiry.

They agree with the the committee (and the NCVO/ERSA working group) that the delivery of ESF often places a bureaucratic burden on providers, and recognise the need to provide wrap-around support for people with complex needs.

More details about a possible replacement to EU funding – through a UK Shared Prosperity Fund – will be determined at next year’s spending review.

The government will be consulting on the design of UKSPF later this year, so please get in touch if your organisation delivers ESF funded programmes. Real-world examples of voluntary sector service delivery will be vital for us in highlighting the importance of supporting disadvantaged communities when we respond to the consultation.

courtesy of GMCVO https://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2018/07/05/funding-round-up-july-2018/