Coast to Capital has an ESF budget of £25m. Please see below for information on our open calls, contracted projects and closed calls.

ESF is facilitated in the Coast to Capital area through the "Maximising the benefit of ESF in Coast to Capital" Technical Assistance project, which is worth £193,492 in ESF. The project is led by Coast to Capital, with Surrey County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council providing support.



Open ESF Calls

Three direct calls for ESF were released by Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) on 22 August 2017, and are due to close on 20 October 2017.


The open calls are as follows:


Opt-In/Direct Call


ESF Value

Direct Call

2.1 Leadership and Management Skills for Managers, Team Leaders and Supervisors

£1,500,000 each project
(2 projects in total)

Direct Call

2.1 Leadership and Management Skills for Business Owners and Owner Managers

£1,094,271 each project
(2 projects in total)

Direct Call

2.2 Graduate Internships for SME Growth and Employability Skills


(one project only)



For further information on these calls and how to apply, please click on the following link:


Contracted Projects 

We have 14 projects underway totalling £5.46m in ESF. These projects range from helping people who are furthest away from employment through to up-skilling people who are in employment.


The interactive map below indicates where the contracted projects are being carried out and also provides an overview of what the projects will do. For further in depth information on these projects please click on the ‘ESF Contracted Projects – Further Details’ document in the related resources section to the right of this page.



Closed Calls

3 Calls have now closed and applications are going through the review process.


Opt-In/Direct Call


ESF Value

Direct Call

1.2 NEETS (Not in Education, Employment or Training) – 3 Lots


Direct Call

2.1 Digital Skills for the Employed – launched jointly with Enterprise M3 LEP


Direct Call

2.2 Digital Skills for SMEs



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