The Chancellor has announced that organisations which secure funding through EU programmes up until the end of 2020 – including the ESF – will be guaranteed by the UK government even in a no deal scenario.
 
As you know, the government previously committed to protect projects that secured funding before exit day. The announcement means successful bids for EU funding until the end of 2020 will receive their full financial allocation and will continue to receive funding over the project’s lifetime. This provides much needed certainty for those delivering ESF projects.
 
The government’s updated guidance is here: European Structural and Investment Funds programme guidance.
 
A Written Ministerial Statement has also been published.  Read it here.