EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUNDING (ESF)
The European Social Fund (ESF) was set up to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and so help raise standards of living. It aims to help people fulfill their potential by giving them better skills and better job prospects.
The ESF is a key part of the Europe 2020 strategy for jobs and smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It supports the EU's goal of increasing employment by giving unemployed and disadvantaged people the training and support they need to enter jobs. ESF also equips the workforce with the skills needed by business in a competitive global economy.
LONDON DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (LDA)
As a functional body of the Greater London Authority (GLA), LDA supports and implements the Mayor's priorities for the capital’s economic development at a regional level, working across local boundaries to get the best results for London as a whole.
LDA works with the Mayor to develop his strategy for London's sustainable economic development and deliver the Mayor's priorities for London and the Government's priorities for the Regional Development Agencies.
The LDA works to deliver the Mayor's vision for London to be a sustainable world city with strong, long-term economic growth, social inclusion and active environmental improvement. This vision focuses on six key areas:
- Getting London working
- Supporting London's businesses
- Building better places in London
- Investing in London's low carbon future
- Getting the most from the 2012 Games
- Promoting London to the world
MAYOR OF LONDON
The Mayor of London plays a key role in running London. He sets a citywide vision of improvement, develops strategies and policies to realise the vision and provides funding and encouragement to help make it a reality.
Making London the best big city in the world
The Mayor is a the heart of changing London for the better. His work includes making it easier for people to move in and around the city, transforming open spaces into cleaner, calmer, greener places, tackling housing and health inequalities, giving young Londoners a better start in life, championing our city at home and abroad, and more.
GREATER LONDON ENTERPRISE (GLE)
GLE Group is a leading provider of services, products and investment in business accommodation, finance for business, enterprise development and consultancy services. Bringing innovative and commercial approaches to economic growth we successfully unlock the potential of people and growing businesses. With vast experience of delivering economic development across the UK and Europe, GLE Group's management team comprises an array of experience, ranging from setting up the first UK Enterprise Capital Fund, to leading the industry in how to engage with traditionally underserved groups. GLE Group is wholly owned by the 33 London boroughs, yet is commercially and constiutionally independent and receives no public subsidy.
BIG LOTTERY FUND (BIG)
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is responsible for delivering around half of all funds raised for good causes (14 pence of every pound spent on a Lottery Ticket) by The National Lottery.
Since June 2004, BIG has awarded over £3.6bn to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes. Most of our funding is awarded to voluntary and community sector organisations.
Big Lottery Fund (BIG) delivers funding throughout the UK, mostly through programmes tailored specifically to the needs of communities in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland as well as some programmes that cover the whole UK.
BIG is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
AWARDS FOR ALL
Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.The Awards for All programme aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.
Since 1994, 28p from every pound spent by the public has gone to good causes. As a result, over £25 billion has now been raised and more than 317,000 grants awarded.
The London Borough of Wandsworth is a London borough in south west London, England and forms part of Inner London.
Intech Centre was established in 1999 as a one-stop computer shop designed to respond to professionals and small businesses with their IT related issues. Over the last 11 years, Intech Centre has grown organically to become one of the most experienced and recognised provider of Training, Examinations, Career Services and IT Maintenance in Islington and surrounding boroughs.
Intech Centre is one of the main sponsor of Youth Enlightenment Service (YES).
THE LONDON VOLUNTARY SECTOR TRAINING CONSORTIUM (LVSTC)
The London Voluntary Sector Training Consortium was set up by a number of voluntary sector training providers in 1989 as a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. Founding members were training providers who identified the need for in-depth advice in accessing the European Funds to support their work in delivering quality training for unemployed people.
LVSTC has been supporting Youth Enlightenment Service.
NETWORK OF STUDENTS
Network of Students or better known as NOS, was founded in March 2007 by a group of diverse students from different universities in the UK. Their purpose is to help students network among themselves as well as graduates and prospective employers to develop themselves and enhance their career opportunities.
Regalis Group is a London based, privately owned, British Security, training and investigation company with substantial experience and industry knowledge. Regalis Group offers comprehensive advice on every aspect of security, training and investigation services to the United Kingdom and International clients.
Regalis group currently offers a wide range of EDEXCEL and EDI approved qualifications as well as designing and delivering tailor made training packages to suit the client's needs.
Regalis Group has been one of the major sponsors of Youth Enlightenment Service (YES).