ESF (European Social Fund), together with Flanders, invests in job opportunities and quality careers for Flemish companies.
The European Social Fund (ESF) is the main European instrument that supports employment; to help people find better employment and to ensure fairer employment opportunities for all EU citizens. ESF publishes frequent calls for training in companies (both internal and external) and career policy.
The support amounts (subsidies) vary between 60.000 Euro and 100.000 Euro depending on the call. A private contribution from the Flemish company is always required. There are several calls per year (2021,2022,2023, …) with strict deadlines.
The ESF conditions are set up in such a way that, in principle, every company with 50 to 100 employees is eligible for the payroll. Venture Campus has already helped dozens of companies with the ESF project application for the settlement of the ESF files. We will write the file in consultation with those responsible within your company.
Why ESF subsidies via Venture Campus?
Veture Campus assists you from A to Z in submitting and processing your ESF grant files for training and career development. We work for the majority of our compensation on a no-cure, no-pay basis, which means we take the risk together with you.
How does the procedure for an ESF subsidy work?
Venture Campus writes, in consultation with your employees, the ESF project application from start to finish. We also prepare everything for the ESF application by the deadline of the call. Exactly 3 months after the expiry of the deadline you will receive the project order (approved or rejected) in the ESF application. Upon approval, the ESF project can start and we will guide you further with the interim reporting up to and including the payment of the very last installment of the ESF subsidy.
Who is eligible for an ESF subsidy?
Every company with employees on the payroll in Flanders is eligible for an ESF subsidy. From practical experience we notice that ESF-files are especially suitable for companies upwards of 50 employees. There are no limits for large companies or multinationals, only more detailed input is required. Venture Campus will gladly discuss with you your plans in the area of HR and training and see if an appropriate ESF call has been opened. First and foremost, we put together an ESF budget file to see if the budgeting for your company is feasible.
No restrictions on sectors. From non-profit to profit and for every industry.
Via the digital ESF platform, even for time sheet reporting.
Thanks to our many years of success with ESF grants
For example, with innovation grants for SMEs
"We weren't all too sure if we were eligible for grants from the government for our newest project. Venture Campus did the research and got us successfully funded!"
"Venture Campus transformed our concept into a successful subsidy application. In addition, the collaboration was completely no cure, no pay. A genuine no-brainer for us."
We work with the no-cure, no-pay principle for most subsidy applications. This means that you only have to pay if the subsidy is awarded.
Definitely! Startups are part of our regular customer base. We often provide leverage through subsidies on capital increases by investors.
Just because we work via the no-cure, no-pay principle, where we are only paid for success, our success ratio is high. If we believe in your project, we do so based on our expertise with hundreds of other clients.
We analyze for free whether your project qualifies for subsidies. This can be done by telephone, via a video call or even via our subsidy robot.
We are happy to discuss the possibilities for subsidy in person. After signing the agreement, our work will start with the aim of submitting within 60-90 days. Contact us today to start your grant application!