Information and Networking Event for ESF in London (4 Dec 2014)

This event will give an update on the development of the new ESF programme so far and will focus on information dissemination and facilitating partnership work

VCS Assist Forum: information and networking event for ESF 2014-2020 programme in London
Thursday 4 December 2014, 10am - 1pm
The Lift
45 White Lion St
London N1 9PW
Nearest tube: Angel
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This is a follow up session to our previous VCS Assist forum events, to update providers and other VCS organisations on the latest developments with regard to the new ESF programme in London. Our  last forum event was in May 2014.

The aim of this event is to give you as much information as possible to assist organisations to prepare for bidding and partnership building when commissioning begins in 2015. We will have a particular focus on the Lottery ESF programme, 'Building Better Opportunities'.

The agenda will include:

  • Rita Chircop (GLA European Programmes Unit): update on the programme development process and likely priorities and target groups for the first tranche of commissioning
  • Sufina Ahmad (Big Lottery Fund): current thinking on commissioning approach and timescales for the Big Lottery ESF programme
  • Sandra Turner (NCVO European Funding Network): National VCS perspective on ESF in England, developments with Partnership Agreement, Operational Programme, Growth Board
  • London Councils (TBC)
  • Panel discussion with reps from VCS, SFA, DWP (TBC)

Our latest briefing on ESF programme development in London is here:

VCS Assist Briefing: Update on London progress of ESF 2014-2020 programme development (Oct 2014) (PDF)

The GLA has ave published a Question & Answer factsheet on the ESF 2014-2020 programme here:

GLA: Questions & Answers on ERDF and ESF in London 2014-20 (PDF)