September 06, 2019

European Social Fund


Objective: funding local, regional and national employment-related projects throughout Europe

Type: Grant

Beneficiaries: public bodies; private companies including social enterprises; civil society (including NGOs, charities, workers’ and employers’ organisations)

Timeline: 2014 - 2020

Budget: EUR 80b

ESF funding is available through the Member States and regions.

To participate in ESF funding for a project, contact the ESF Managing Authority in your country or region. Find the relevant contacts here.

For more information about ESF, visit the website.

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