This page provides information about events relevant to the sector’s involvement in Building Better Opportunities and the rest of the Leeds City Region programme

Engage with ESIF! itself has run two series of events; the first, from February to early April, were initial information-giving and engagement events entitled “What can the new European Structural and Investments Funds (ESIF) programme offer you?“. These events were held at district level and were promoted locally by our project partners in the districts.

In August we ran an event called "What's Involved in delivering the ESF programme and Building Better Opportunities?", once for Bradford and Leeds and once for Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, as these are the geographic areas for which the BBO, and many other ESF, calls will be issued. This event drew on material from Your Consortium, who had previously run sessions in the 4 overlapping districts in the LCR LEP area in York and North Yorkshire.

Presentations from these events can be found on our Project Documents page.

Although we had originally intended to run more events through Engage with ESIF!, the delays in getting the ESF programme up and running meant that we had to revise these plans.


Forthcoming Events

We will continue to post details of other ESIF-related events that we know about here. Sign up to our mailing list to be notified of these events.


T8 Event - Bradford/Leeds

This event, run by Bradford and Leeds Councils, will focus on potential bids from the councils to the two T8 calls and will provide an opportunity for potential delivery and/or strategic partners to discuss engagement options and help then develop their proposals. The event will take place at Bradford City Hall (Banqueting Hall) on 5th October 2015 (10am - 12pm).

If you wish to attend the event, email Tahir Parvez

Previous Events

We recently ran two event in Leeds and Bradford in March 2017.

These events were designed to give an overview activity delivered in these areas as part of new ESF funding.

Please see copies of the presentations and information circulated/or given on the days.

The first spreadsheet document is an overview or activity (including project working titles) and contact details for each.


This page updated 1/10/15


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Open Doors

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Reach Higher

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STEP Presentation

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Stronger Families

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Work Routes

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