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COVID-19: Impact on ESF Programme: Managing Authority update

Friday, March 20, 2020

COVID-19: Impact on ESF Programme: Managing Authority update

The Managing Authority recognises the scale of impact of the restrictions caused by Coronavirus, which is affecting how projects are being delivered. DWP, the ESF Managing Authority are urgently seeking to ensure arrangements are in place to minimise disruption to Programme delivery and to ensure Grant Recipients and Delivery Partners are supported and advised through this period.

The Managing Authority are committed to working pragmatically with all their projects and stakeholders and will implement flexibilities where it is possible to do so to ensure stability in the short term, allowing projects to respond to the challenges we face as a nation.

As a top priority the Managing Authority are working closely with other ESIF partners, including the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government responsible for the ERDF programme on an HMG response and they will be issuing joint and individual programme communications in the weeks ahead.

DWP, The ESF Managing Authority are also seeking an urgent position from the European Commission regarding the potential for easement of requirements; and the outcomes from these discussions will inform their response and feed into their further communications with you.

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