The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is undergoing a refresh of their European Social Fund (ESF) priorities in order to spend the remaining money that has been committed by Central Government. They have procured S4W to lead on the consultation and will be meeting with a variety of providers to develop a strategy for the future funding calls by the end of the summer. The next round of ESF funding is set to be released in September.

We held a Technical Assistance forum on 6 June where we discussed the views of local Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) groups. These will be fed back to the LLEP to ensure that as many voices are heard as possible. 

About S4W

S4W is a project management and consultancy company that has led a number of consultations for organisations throughout the country. They completed the LLEP’s 2013 Strategic Economic plan and have also completed projects for Leicestershire County Council, Nottingham City Council and Arts Council England. They also have a vast amount of experience working with European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) in a number of areas including the LLEPS original ESIF Strategy.

Last chance to give your views

The consultation closes on Friday 21 July, so make sure you take this opportunity to express your views on how the LLEP should spend the remaining ESF funding.