Decision details


Decision Maker: City Mayor (Individual Decision)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to be the accountable body for the delivery of Graduate City Project, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), which will support both graduates and businesses with internship placements within businesses in Leicester.


Decision taken to:

  1. To accept £840k from the European Social Fund (ESF) and agree to the City Council acting as Accountable Body in relation to it;


  1. To approve a City Council match funding contribution of £309k from existing budget resources.

Alternative options:

To do nothing would limit the support to businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire and limit the number of graduates staying in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Publication date: 10/09/2020

Date of decision: 18/09/2020

Effective from: 26/09/2020

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