European Social Fund Award Winners

The ESF individual and project awards celebrate stories of learners and projects with truly inspirational and life-transforming learning journeys. As a result of learning, people have achieved remarkable outcomes; their stories have the power to inspire others to learn.

European Social Fund Outstanding Individual Learner - National Winner

Scott, Achieve NW Connect

Scott has overcome great disadvantage to achieve great things, through hard work and commitment to education. Scott says the ESF funded learning “made me realise I can actually achieve something in my life.”

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European Social Fund Project of the Year Award - National Winner

Genius Within CIC

Genius Within provides a specialist service for learners at HMPYOI Rochester who have a variety of complex needs. It addresses obstacles to learning that come from cognitive skills deficits that are common in conditions such as Dyslexia and ADHD.

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European Social Fund Award - National Winner

Katie Crisp

“...learning is a fantastic way to open so many more doors to experiences and opportunities. To learn, allows you to take things into your own hands and gives you a chance to change what you want to...”

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European Social Fund Outstanding Individual Learner Award - Runner-up

Timothy Curbbun

"As a male in the beauty industry, there have been many challenges, however the support and guidance of friends, family members, employers and the staff at Chesterfield College means I’m now hoping to progress into a teaching role."

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European Social Fund Project of the Year Award - Runner-up

Central Sussex College ESF Project

More than 6,500 learners have gained accredited qualifications to help them get on in life and work, thanks to Central Sussex College’s ground-breaking ESF project.

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