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European Social Fund


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Could your organisation be eligible for European Social funding?

The ESF will support programmes that increase labour market participation, promote social inclusion and develop the skills of the potential and existing workforce in Cheshire and Warrington.

The Cheshire and Warrington Employer Skills Board leads on the development of ESF programmes and has identified four key themes to drive economic growth and contribute to the delivery of the Cheshire and Warrington Strategic Economic Plan:

  • Employment
  • Careers
  • Skills
  • Collaboration

For more information about these priorities, visit the Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise Partnership Website.

How to Apply

For this first round of procurement ESF programme funding will be routed through opt in organisations, such as

Each of these opt in organisations will promote opportunities on their own websites and aligned to their own procurement windows, click the links above to find out the latest opportunities.


  • Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme - Pre-Start Support​ (Hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University)

Working with recognised business leaders, you will have access to growth coaches, and a number variety of activities to help your business grow fast. We can help you in a wide range of areas from finance and marketing to recruitment and leadership. 

Pre-Start Workshop Dates 29th and 31st March, 16th and 17th May, 22nd and 23rd June, 12th and 13th September

To register your interest, please contact us: Visit: http://bit.ly/cwbgperdf Email: cfegrowth@mmu.ac.uk Tel:0161 247 3871

  • Christine Gaskell reappointed as Chair of Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership

After six very successful years, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced the reappointment of Christine Gaskell as Chair for a further three years.

Christine has guided the LEP from its inception to an organisation which is now responsible for a £200 million capital budget supporting projects as diverse as Chester Bus Station, the Cheshire Life Sciences Fund, and key transport improvements at Birchwood and at J8 of the M62.


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