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West Hollywood 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.

Growth Programme Board Update – UK Funding

The Growth Programme Board is the overall programme monitoring committee in England for the 2014-2020 European Social Investment Fund (ESIF) programme, the latest meeting held in December included an overview of UK investment programmes, as the Growth Programme Board continues to work closely with local partners through the transition from ESIF Funding.

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European Social Fund (ESF) Case Studies 2021

The latest ESF Case Study booklet has been published to showcase just some of the projects funded by ESF, highlighting the impact and positive difference made to people, communities, and businesses. ESF funding has supported around £1.6million people, with many progressing in life through improving their employability, gaining new skills, move towards and into work.

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Centre for Child and Family Justice Research – Child of the North

This report from The Centre for Child and Family Justice Research examines the inequality between children in the North and the rest of the country and includes research on poverty, pregnancy, child mental wellbeing, physical activity, obesity and food insecurity, schools, care, ethnic minority experiences and more. The findings paint a stark picture of inequality for children growing up in the North of England post-pandemic compared to those in the rest of the country.

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Towns and Cities: Local Power is the Path to Recovery

Ahead of the upcoming Levelling Up White Paper, this House of Lords report examines towns and cities as ‘the beating heart’ of the UK. The report hopes three changes can be made: empowering local leadership to ensure regeneration is locally tailored; supporting towns to ensure blend of retail, housing, workplace, and leisure opportunities; and tackling inequalities through community engagement.

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Latest findings from LSE x Centre for Economic Performance survey of self-employment during COVID-19

More than a quarter of self-employed workers are struggling to meet basic expenses, as their incomes and profits remain below pre-pandemic levels, with parents and younger self-employed most likely to face financial difficulties. That is the central finding of new research from the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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