Funding secured to support people across the Liverpool City Region into work

Published on: Wednesday, 02-March-2016

Adults and young people across the Liverpool City Region will be supported to find work or training thanks to successful bids to the European Social Fund totalling £43 million.

Ten projects from around the Liverpool City Region will benefit from the funding will see thousands of local people supported into training and employment.  The investments are greater than £43m as all of the projects have been match funded.

The European Structural and Investment Funds Committee is co-chaired by Robert Hough, Chairman of the Liverpool Enterprise Partnership and Cllr Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council.

Robert said “This is a fantastic achievement and clearly demonstrates the strength of the bids received from local partners.  We have been working with local partners to ensure the package of projects will target skills shortages and ensure local people are equipped with the right skills to take advantage of local employment opportunities.  This funding will help us to achieve this and target support where it is needed the most.”

Cllr Davies added “I know that such a significant investment over the next three years will make a big difference to both residents across the Liverpool City Region as well as employers.  Regardless of individual’s circumstances, the range of support available offers something for everyone and I look forward to the implementation of these programmes and the benefits they will bring to our City Region.”

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