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European Social Fund (ESF) call for evidence announced - 15 April 2011

ESF has made a call for evidence as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is looking to commission employment focused provision for families with multiple problems, supported through its European Social Fund Co-financing arrangements.

The funds available across the English regions may vary in scale.

It is intended that Local Authorities will be the primary route to identify families who would benefit from the provision, and it is likely that providers and Local Authorities would work closely together; ESF are looking for input on a number of areas of policy design.

This call for evidence is specifically aimed at Local Authorities and other interested parties, i.e. voluntary and community sector organisations.

The call will close on 6 May and a response document, setting out the key points raised, will be published later in May.

To contribute to the discussion, please add your comments to the call document published on the ESF website and return it to:

For more information, visit the ESF website.