Coast to Capital has an ESF budget of £28 million. Please see below for information on our calls and contracted projects.

ESF is facilitated in the Coast to Capital area through the "Maximizing the benefit of ESF in Coast to Capital" Technical Assistance project, which is worth £109,392 in ESF. The project is led by Coast to Capital, with Surrey County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council providing support.



BREAKING NEWS: £2 million ESF for the Coast to Capital LEP area launched by DWP week commencing 13 May 2019


The £2 million ESF will support Priority Axis 2: Skills for Growth


Investment Priority 2.1: Equal access to learning for all age groups, upgrading the skills of the workforce, flexible learning, careers guidance, validation of competence. Call worth £2 million ESF.


This call seeks to provide training, support and guidance to increase productivity and economic growth.


DWP have introduced a new online one-step applications for all ESF Calls. More information will be given at the launch event on 13th May, and guidance on how to complete the online Full Application as well as application templates can be found in the ‘Related Resources’ section on the right side of this page.  All applications for this Call will need to be submitted through the e-claims portal.


The ESF Call Window will be open until 5  August 2019.


This call has now been published and the specification can be accessed here.


For further information or advice and guidance on any of the above please contact Millie Bew, ESIF Project Coordinator.


Contracted Projects 

19 ESF projects have been contracted in the Coast to Capital area totalling £9.4 million ESF, 14 of which are currently delivering. These projects range from helping people who are furthest away from employment through to up-skilling people who are in employment.


For further in depth information on these projects please click on the ‘ESF Current Projects Listing 2019’ document in the related resources section to the right of this page.


Closed Calls

There are currently three Calls that have now closed and applications are going through the review process.


Opt-In/Direct Call


ESF Value

Direct Call

1.1 Access to employment for job seekers and inactive people


Direct Call

1.4 Active inclusion including equal opportunities & improving employability


Direct Call

2.1 Equal access to learning for all age groups, upgrading the skills of the workforce, flexible learning, careers guidance, validation of competence





Claire Witz

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