London Councils ESF Borough Employment Programme

London Councils are pleased to announce the launch of the London Councils ESF Borough Employment Programme. We are inviting organisations to apply for funding in:   London Borough of Hounslow.   The deadline for applications is the 22nd March 2017.  Further details on the application process can be found at  


Date: Tuesday 4th of October 2016 Time: 13:30 – 16:30 Place: Tower Hamlets (venue to be confirmed)   Get free help to write better bids, in anticipation for the next round of funding through ESF Community Employment Grants in Tower Hamlets What is a Community Employment Grant? – A small grants of between £5,000 and [Read more]

Redbridge CVS: seeking EOIs for London Councils ESF Poverty Programme

Redbridge Council for Voluntary Service (RedbridgeCVS) will be submitting lead bids for the London Councils European Social Fund Poverty Programme launched on May 25th. We are looking for voluntary sector organisations to partner with us for these bids to deliver: Project 5: £938,847 Enfield, City of London, Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets, Camden Project 6: £983,871 [Read more]

London Councils launches the new Pan-London Poverty Programme

London Councils has just launched the London Councils European Social Fund programme for 2016-18. Funded by the London Councils Grants Committee and ESF, this round will provide funds to voluntary sector organisations only. The tender specifications have been designed following public consultation by London Councils grants committee and will provide £5.6m of funding for voluntary [Read more]

Networking for ESF 10th May 2016: A VCS Assist Event

About this event Aimed at those organisations interested in bidding for DWP SFA ESF programmes this half day event provided an opportunity for networking and discussion. Over the course of the morning we heard from the EPMU Unit at the GLA who gave a brief update on the ESF programme and from London Councils who [Read more]

London Borough Grants Scheme – Consultation on its Future

London Councils have launched a review of The London Borough Grants Scheme, the programme through which it commissions our London for All capacity building project and 34 other pan-London initiatives and for the first time asks whether or not the scheme should continue.  The consultation is primarily online but written submissions following focus groups or [Read more]

London Councils: Troubled Families programme offers broader lessons for local services

London Councils Troubled Families Report (PDF) From London Councils: London Councils had launched a new report ‘Troubled Families Programme: Lessons for Future Public Service Reform’.  The report explores the experience of the Troubled Families Programme in London, with councils taking a strong local grip on the delivery of integrated services and suggests that it offers [Read more]

London Councils calls on govt to continue local welfare provision, DWP publishes DHP spend by local authority

London Councils, Local Welfare Provision – one year on (June 2014) (PDF) London Councils have published a report looking at the arrangements London’s local authorities have made for local welfare provision, to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans (axed in early 2013). The report gives an overview of the local welfare schemes in London: Funding – the Department for Work and [Read more]

Event: Take Back The Data! (2 Sep 2013)

Take Back The Data! When: 2 September 2013 from 10.30am until 3.30pm Where: Amnesty International Human Rights Centre Who: any London Councils funded organisation (directly, or as a member of a partnership/consortium) Info and Registration: A practical and participative day all about making the most of your London Councils monitoring data. Do you struggle with [Read more]

How did you do in the 2012/13 Employability Performance Ratings for London?

LINK: 2012/2013 London Employability Performance Ratings have now been published on the London Datastore website. There are fewer VCS providers with high ratings this year, in fact over all there are more 0, 1, and 2 star ratings that 3s and 4s. This may reflect the fact that the period covers the start up phase [Read more]