London South

ESF Community Grants

London South

European Social Fund – Community Grants Contract – London South

The ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund.

The London South ESF Community Grants have now been fully allocated. No future Panel is due to be scheduled. LLC will review the situation early 2022 and decide if another London South Panel needs to be organised. Please keep an eye on our website or contact Zaia Merabet for further clarifications

The London South (LS) Grant Applicants must deliver their activities and target residents from within any of the Local Authorities listed below: 

  • Croydon
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Merton
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Sutton

We are always on the look out for new Panel Members. Being a Panel Member will give you the opportunity to understand how an application is being assessed.

Please find Panel Member Role Description here.

For LLC ESF community application guidance, please click here.

For ESF contract guidance, please click here.

The LLC Community Grants Strategy for London South is available to download below:


Further information about successful awards of Grant Funding – London South here

Contact Us:

To find out more and to discuss your Application, please contact us via the following details:
Tel: 0208 774 4040

Zaia Merabet, is the lead of the Community Grants Contracts. She is dedicated to supporting and guiding each Grants Applicants from the Application to the End of the Delivery. Zaia has been involved within the Voluntary and Community Sector for many years and takes this role to heart as she is committed in helping third sector or small organisations change local people’s life.

She is always available to answer Grant Recipients queries over the phone, email and via Teams/Zoom. She implements processes and activities, such as Telekits, to help ease the completion of the formalities and help Grant Recipients meet the contract requirements. She believes in a one-to-one approach, and a forward and transparent attitude towards Grant Recipients. She encourages Grant Recipients to share good practice, help each other, and be involved with the decision process as a Panel Member. All relevant documents, guidance, updates, Q&As are regularly shared with Grants Recipients via email, and easily accessible to Grant Recipients via a robust online Portal. She delivers group sessions online such as On Boarding meetings, Refresher sessions and others.

One of the results of the Intense one-to-one Support is that some current Grant Recipients who never worked on an ESF Contract before the ESF Community Grants are now applying for a second contract following their successful achievement.

LLC office is closed today 18th February 2022 due to Storm Eunice.

All learners will/are being contacted to advise them to “stay at home” and “do not take risks” as a red weather warning was issued for London and the east of England ahead of the arrival of Storm Eunice.