If you run an existing European Structural Fund (ESF) project, apply by 4th June 2021 to deliver additional activity to support your existing ESF participants who face digital barriers. The funding was released to address the digital divide in response to COVID-19, and is to be used on focused activity such as loan of equipment and provision of data for participants who would not otherwise have access to the internet.
£3.6m of ESF funding is available to projects in all LEP areas outside the Greater London Authority.
Applications are to be submitted via the ECLAIMS system. More information and full guidance is available here
Supporting the Third Sector through COVID-19
A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19 can be accessed here.
As ever, our dedicated CSI Representatives are here to understand and unpack the issues that the third sector is facing within the current ESIF programme which are affecting their ability to use European funds effectively.
So that we can raise these issues at government level on your behalf and pro-actively work for solutions, we’re asking Third Sector organisations to tell us their experiences using these funds, in light of the outbreak of COVID-19. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org