Decision details

Decision details

Oxford City Council's European Social Fund Project

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To ask the City Executive Board to note the evaluation of the project.  The evaluation includes contributions from Oxford University, external stakeholders and a customer survey.


Original project brief:

The project being undertaking is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the aim is to engage with 600 tenants renting privately in Oxford City who aren’t working to determine what support they would need in order to either gain employment or undertake work related training.  The project builds on the success of the Local Authority Led Pilot undertaken by OCC during 2013 by identifying a new customer base which will in turn provide more learning on what a Local Support Service Framework (LSSF) could look like once Universal Credit is introduced in Oxford. The report aims to highlight the activity that will be undertaken during the ESF Project.


The Head of Customer Services submitted a report (previously circulated, now appended) which detailed the purpose of the European Social Fund Project and associated funding.


Councillor Brown, Board Member for Benefits and Social Inclusion presented the report.


The City Executive Board resolved to:

1. Note the proposed outcomes and funding arrangements for the project; and

2.  Give project approval for the European Social Fund Project

Report author: Head of Customer Services

Publication date: 17/10/2014

Date of decision: 15/10/2014

Decided at meeting: 15/10/2014 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 22/10/2014

Accompanying Documents: