This page is here for archive purposes, to showcase CFO and European Social Fund (ESF) achievements between 2009 - 2015. For information on the latest ESF funded National Offender Management Service (NOMS) programme, please click here


Projects aimed at improving employability are seen as key to changing offender's lives and reducing reoffending. Since January 2010, the NOMS European Social Fund (ESF) Co-financing programme has been working with participants who would benefit from additional employment and skills provision.

The NOMS ESF Programme aims to complement existing provision, particulary the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) in prisons as well as other existing employment and skills services.


More than the Sum - Winning Bidders

NOMS Co-financing Organisation is please to announce the winning bidders from the "More than the Sum" - Consortia Building procurement exercise.

The winning organisations are:

Lot 1
The National Consortium for Social Enterprise (NCSE) -- Appendix

Lot 2
Blue Sky North -- Appendix
Contracts Matter -- Appendix

Lot 3
Building Bridges -- Appendix
Step Up Solutions CIC -- Appendix
Hull and Humber Pathways Partnership -- Appendix
Merseyside Together -- Appendix
VOLA Consortium Ltd -- Appendix
Better Options Wirral (BOW) -- Appendix
People in Partnership -- Appendix

Lot 4
Enhanced -- Appendix
Creative Pathways (Working Title) -- Appendix

Lot 5
Green Shoots -- Appendix
Safer Stronger Cornwall Consortium -- Appendix
Consortia name TBC/ Lead member BRIC -- Appendix

Further information on these organisations and their plans will be available shortly

Social Enterprise

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