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European Social Fund

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the projects in the South-West Bedfordshire constituency on which European Social Fund money has been spent in the last three years, and the amounts spent. [119036]

European Social Fund (ESF) projects usually operate across a number of constituencies. The following table lists projects in Bedfordshire which have been awarded ESF money since 2000 and which may include beneficiaries from south-west Bedfordshire.

Table: ESF Projects Approved, 2000–03



Amount approved (£)

Alcohol Services for the Community (LSC CFO)Learning for Change60,593
Bedfordshire and Luton CCTEEnhance74,898
Bedfordshire CollegeWay to Work Programme84,644
Bedfordshire Pilgrims HousingFoyer Stepping Stones35,859
Bedfordshire and Luton IAG Partnership (LSC CFO)Increasing Quality IAG Services91,000
Bedfordshire Rural Communities (LSC CFO)Investing in your people163,000
Bedfordshire Rural Communities (LSC CFO)Management Development37,992
Bedfordshire County CouncilBedfordshire & Luton Local Management Group 200115,213
Bedfordshire County CouncilBedfordshire & Luton Local Management Group 200214,297
Bedfordshire County CouncilBedfordshire & Luton Local Management Group18,458
Bedfordshire County CouncilCo-financing Measure 1.1100,000
Bedfordshire County CouncilCo-financing Measure 1.2185,000
Bedfordshire County CouncilCo-financing Measure 2.2350,000
Bedfordshire County CouncilCo-financing Measure 3.1960,000
Bedfordshire County CouncilCo-financing Measure 4.2160,000
Bedfordshire County CouncilCo-financing Measure 5.1337,000
Bedfordshire County CouncilBusiness Environmental Training Initiative31,715
Bedfordshire County CouncilCentral Technical Assistance59,239
Bedfordshire County CouncilGoing To Work122,659
Bedfordshire County CouncilSPICE202,050
Better Prospects (LSC CFO)Technobabble91,200
Business Link Bedfordshire and LutonICT Multi Skills Programme183,300
Cambridge On-line Learning (LSC CFO)Developing Managers50,400
Chamber Business (LSC CFO)Enhanced Workforce Development179,000
Chamber Business Luton (EEDA CFO)Choices in Care243,184
Crabtree Development Consultants (LSC CFO)Building for the future49,910
Crabtree Development Consultants (LSC CFO)Caring for Tomorrow69,735
East of England Development AgencyASPEN262,140
East of England Development AgencyLuton Opportunities Phase 2276,338
East of England Development AgencyLuton Opportunity Phase 1375,989
Education Business Enterprise (LSC CFO)Education and Business Enterprise37,930
EEF Mid Anglian Association (LSC CFO)Achievement Partnership77,057
Jobcentre PlusCo-financing Measures695,160
Learning for Life Bedfordshire and Luton (LSC CFO)Empowerment for continued employment128,013
Learning for Life Bedfordshire and Luton (LSC CFO)Workforce at Risk—Guidance Support136,006
Learning for Life Bedfordshire and LutonCommunity Advice and Guidance87,256
Bedfordshire and Luton LSCBOOST122,399
Macro East Anglia (LSC CFO)Mentor and Youth Activity125,999
New Bedfordshire Training ProjectPhysical Ability Millennium74,822
New Bedfordshire Training ProjectPhysical Ability 200020,203
Opps (LSC CFO)Development skills in the retail sector56,550
Protech Training (LSC CFO)Learning Leaders58,495
Protech Training (LSC CFO)Second Chance52,210
Protech Training (LSC CFO)Skillsbase154,770
Qi Associates (LSC CFO)Making Business Better59,000
South Bedfordshire Adult Education (LSC CFO)Link up to Learn95,855
Teevan Consulting Network (LSC CFO)Results Driven Workforce Development99,000
Trade Union Learning Link (LSC CFO)Bedfordshire & Luton Trade Union Learning Fund142,500
University of LutonCommunity Parents Programme163,691
University of LutonFilm and Media Training Project80,882
University of LutonGraduates with Dyslexia73,490
University of LutonGriffin425,731
University of LutonLanguage for e Business 21,689,612
University of LutonLanguages for competitiveness1,064,618
University of LutonLanguages for e business287,113
University of LutonLaw for Life153,292
University of LutonLeadership for Managers367,911
University of LutonNew Skills for Information Age II379,213
University of LutonNext Step for Business30,400
University of LutonPartnership Learning Centre30,600
University of LutonPhoenix Project227,357
University of LutonToolkits For Competitiveness 02409,268
University of LutonWebstep 3307,296
University of LutonWebstep2307,106
University of Luton (EEDA CFO)Broadband in Business156,205
University of Luton (EEDA CFO)E-skills-in-company157,454
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire (EEDA CFO)Working for Wildlife Trainee53,005
Workbase Employment Service (LSC CFO)Learning in the Community34,500
BefriendersGlobal Grants award3,500
Dale Social Welfare GroupGlobal Grants award3,406
Downside YogaGlobal Grants award3,575
Dunstable and District Citizens Advice BureauGlobal Grants award2,200
Homes for HomelessGlobal Grants award4,500
Hospice at Home VolunteersGlobal Grants award5,000
LCETGlobal Grants award824
Leighton Buzzard Mayday TrustGlobal Grants award465
Luton & Bedfordshire Youth AssociationGlobal Grants award10,000
Multiple Sclerosis SocietyGlobal Grants award1,000
Parkinson's Disease SocietyGlobal Grants award2,000


LSC CFO = Bedfordshire and Luton Learning and Skills Council Co-financing Organisation project.

EEDA = East of England Development Agency Co-financing Organisation project.

The Global Grants programme is operated by Bedfordshire and Luton Learning and Skills Council and provides awards of funding to small organisations. The organisations listed are based in South Bedfordshire.