European funding

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Wales will benefit from over £2bn of investment through the 2014–2020 European Structural Funds programme. 

The funds will help support people into work and training, youth employment, research and innovation, business (SMEs) competitiveness, renewable energy and energy efficiency and connectivity and urban development.

As the lead partner for funding from the European Social Fund, Newport City Council has applied to deliver projects across south east Wales.

These regional projects have been approved by the Welsh European Funding Office:

Inspire to Achieve - a project which aims to reduce the risk of young people aged between 11 and 24 years old not progressing into employment, education or training (NEET). 

Inspire to Work - a project that aims to reduce the number of young people aged 16-24 years who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). 

Journey to Work - a project that aims to increase the employability of economically inactive and long term unemployed people aged 25 and over, who have complex barriers to employment.

Skills at Work - a project in south east Wales funded by the European Social Fund to increase skill levels, including work skills, of people in the workforce with no or low skills.

Visit the Welsh European Funding Office for more information.