ESF Team

European Union European Social Fund

The Black Country ESF Technical Assistance Team’s role is to support the development of ESF activity across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

The Team:

  • provide project development support to Black Country ESF applicants at the pre-contract stage
  • provide pre-contract training and events to support applicants to be fully prepared for ESF delivery
  • support Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations seeking to access ESF monies, with information, advice, resources and training.
  • raise awareness and communicate Programme activity through e-newsletters, website, social media and online network exchanges
  • capture best practice and presents achievements on the Programme and all Black Country  projects.
  • facilitate the alignment of ESF resources with complementary funding streams and local growth initiatives.
  • supports additional activities which are over and above those already in place by co-financing organisations.

The Team is an independent Black Country ESF resource hosted by Walsall Council (the accountable body) and working peripatetically across the Black Country.

The Team:

  • Amanda Spratt, Programme Manager (ESF & Projects)
  • Katrina Williams, Black Country ESF Project Officer

Investing in Your Future 

...Supported By


European Union European Regional Development Fund                   European Union European Social Fund     Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council              Walsall Council


Wolverhamptom City Council                                        Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council                      This website is part funded by:               European Union Investing In Your Future European Regional Development Fund 2007-13