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European Structural and
Investment Funds : Making good
use of Networks
Ingrid Gardiner
ESF Effectiveness Manager
[email protected]
European Funding
About us
About European Funding Network
The European Funding Network was set up to inform voluntary
organisations about the European Social Fund (ESF) and other
EU funds.
The European Funding Network is an England-wide network of
civil society – voluntary, community and social enterprise
organisations – active in the European Social Fund (ESF) and
other EU funds. We provide advice, support and information
exchange to make sure the ESF and other EU funds are
working effectively to support smart sustainable and inclusive
growth in England.
Local, regional and national
Members operate under cross
cutting themes such as gender
equality, sustainability and
Also specialists in environment,
youth, health, rural issues,
Civil Society Active
Preparation for local organisations
to undertake activity under EU
Funds, through workshops and
Support for effective
management of EU funds
Monitoring and feed-back on the
use of funds in a timely and
constructive manner through
Monitoring Committees and
regular Advisory Group meetings
Information provision on key
developments to local partners
through an active website and
regular local events
Support and advice on
administrative capacity for
implementation of the funds
Civil society Active
Mapping of LEPs and voluntary
sector engagement
Sharing with EFN and posted on
our website, development of
business case
Discussions with key stakeholders
LEP letter from NCVO to LEP
chairs highlighting the expertise
within the network
Development of civil society
networks and contribution to SIF
Thank you and remember that this is an opportunity for you…
Thank you!

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