ESIF 2020 Round Up

Suzanne AllenBlog & News

It has been an extraordinary year, and busy for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programme, its partners, and stakeholders. It has also been shaped by the need to adapt and respond to the difficult impacts and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating ESIF Funded Projects

The Managing Authority acknowledges the work of those managing ESF projects, having to adapt to changes and devise innovative solutions to delivery, ensuring participants continue to receive support needed.

The 2020 Case Study booklets showcase some ESIF funded projects that highlight the impact and positive difference made to people, communities and businesses.
Both ESF and ERDF booklets are available to view now on the website via these links:

ESF 2020 Booklet
ERDF 2020 Booklet

Looking forward

The end of 2020 also means the end of the transition period for the UK leaving the European Union. The MA has confirmed ESIF programme delivery will be unaffected, with funding committed until 2023. Project partners should continue to deliver activities in line with funding agreements and claim funds in the usual way.

Additional guidance on using UK-based systems that may be required alongside EU systems will be issued soon, as well as more information about the UKSPF expected to be published in the New Year.

CSI working for you

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. The project will also work to influence the shape of future legacy funds post-Brexit.

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 of using these funds. Please contact us via

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