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European Structural and Investment Funds

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European Structural and Investment Funds

The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) programmes in Scotland.  It has overall responsibility for the implementation, management and effectiveness of funds distributed through the programmes.

Applicants to our Funding Programmes should pay particular attend to The National Rules of Expenditure, Publicity Guidelines, Document Retention and State Aid.

The following Poverty & Social Inclusion operations have been approved to date under the European Social Fund Operational Programme:


Operation Title

Big Lottery

Delivering Financial Inclusion

Scottish Government

Developing the Social Economy

Scottish Government

Community-Led Transformation

Aberdeenshire Council

Inclusive Aberdeenshire Challenge Fund

City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh Enhanced Pipeline Social Inclusion Programme

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Enhanced Employability Pipeline

East Ayrshire Council

Financial Inclusion Pathways

East Lothian Council

Musselburgh Family Focus

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Western Isles Poverty & Social Inclusion Operations

Falkirk Council

Working for a Fairer Falkirk

Fife Council

Making it Work for Families

Glasgow City Council

Poverty & Social Inclusion

The Highland Council

Highland Poverty and Social Inclusion Activities

Inverclyde Council

Inclusion & Diversity

Midlothian Council

Midlothian Poverty & Social Inclusion Programme

The Moray Council

Poverty & Social Inclusion Moray

North Ayrshire Council

Poverty & Social Inclusion

Orkney Islands Council

Poverty & Financial Inclusion Project

Perth & Kinross Council

Positive Futures!

Renfrewshire Council

Project Search Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Council

Support Services Renfrewshire

Shetland Islands Council

Shetland Fuel Poverty Service

Shetland Islands Council

Shetland Financial Health Service

South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Poverty and Inclusion Operational Programme

Stirling Council

Stirling Enhanced Advice Service

Stirling Council

TPSES - Challenge Funds

West Dunbartonshire Council

Poverty and Social Inclusion Programme

West Lothian Council

West Lothian Social Inclusion Operation