Get the latest news, findings and research relating to the third sector from the Civil Society Involvement team here on our blog. We want to understand the key issues within the current European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programme which are affecting the ability of third sector organisations to use European funds effectively.

European Social Fund Project Showcase 2022

The England ESF Programme 2014-2020 ‘Project Showcase’ sets out the activities and achievements of over 70 ESF projects across the country. To July 2022, the ESF England Programme has helped…
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Minimum Income Standard for the UK 2022

The Joseph Roundtree Foundation has released its annual update of a Minimum Income Standard (MIS) for the UK – the amount of earnings, as a society, is deemed necessary for…
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New Funding Announcement for Rural Areas

An extension to UK Shared Prosperity Fund has been announced for rural areas, replacing EU funding under LEADER. The Rural England Prosperity Fund will be £110m to support businesses such…
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Citizens Advice Cost of Living Dashboard

Citizens Advice have recently launched their first cost of living dashboard, which includes accessible graphs and insights into the problems people accessing their services are facing. Key trends highlighted so…
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What Works in Youth Employment Partnerships

The Institute for Employment Studies have published the first output from a three-year project on improving access to good quality work for young people. ‘What works in Youth Employment Partnerships’…
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Low Pay Britain 2022

The Resolution Foundation has released their twelfth annual report on the state of low pay in the UK.

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The UK Government has released further updates on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which will succeed the current European Structural and Investment Funds.

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Low-income families in challenging times

A new study from The Joseph Roundtree Foundation reports on the experiences of low-income families during the second half of the pandemic, facing a cost-of-living crisis and “increasingly uncertain world”.

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