ESF Team

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, Black Country ESF Project Officer.