East Lothian Council

Services for Employers / Employability Providers

European Social and Investment Fund (ESF)


The European programmes for Lowlands and Uplands Scotland for the period 2014-2020 is underway. The ESF aims to address social inequalities within and across regions by improving the general performance of the labour market, in particular relation to marginalised groups.


A new programme has been approved and we will use it to help deliver some East Lothian Works services. This is a Council Service, within Economic Development and Strategic Investment, that focuses on providing and supporting a range of employability services and business support activities across East Lothian.


To support local employers the council are administering an Employer Recruitment Incentive.

To support 3rd sector employability providers the council is administering a Challenge Fund.

Further Information
Access the Scottish Government website for more information about European funding.

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Are you an Employer?

There is an array of support and advice to help your business with recruitment, retention and progression of staff.

To find out more, read our Information for Employers.

Useful Links

Skills Development Scotland

Business Gateway

9-11 Lodge Street, Haddington, EH41 3DX

Telephone: 01620 827262

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.