You must use the ESF logo for the 2007-2013 England and Gibraltar ESF programme and a reference to financial support from the European Union (EU) on all information, publicity measures and websites related to the current ESF programme, including both ESF and match funded activity.
This is to help ensure as many people as possible get to know about ESF and what it does.
- Displaying the ESF logo
- Download the ESF logo
- Use of ESF logo on websites
- Use of other logos
- References to EU support
- Related topics
Displaying the ESF logo
Display of the ESF logo is an EU regulatory requirement. Its use includes, but is not restricted to the following:
- all information and publicity materials, including websites (see below), e-communications, newsletters, correspondence – plus literature used by or aimed at: participants, potential participants, stakeholders, partners and wider audiences including members of the public;
- ESF programme documents;
- advertisements, press releases and other media targeted materials;
- any relevant document related to project delivery, including any attendance or other certificate concerning the administration of the ESF or match funded activity.
Before you use the logo, please read the 2007-2013 ESF logo guidance. This will help ensure you are publicising ESF and EU support in a consistent and coherent way. The guidance provides:
- details of the colours to be used and recommended minimum size;
- examples of how the logo is to be used;
- examples of how the logo is not to be used.
- 2007-2013 ESF logo guidance (875KB)
The use of the ESF logo and references to EU support will be checked as part of project monitoring activity by your CFO or funder and the ESF Managing Authority and potentially as part of any external audit.
Non-use of the logo and EU support references will be regarded as non-compliance. Financial penalties have been imposed for failure to comply and will continue to be applied in 2011-2013.
Download the ESF logo
Low Resolution images suitable for most web applications
Low Resolution images suitable for small scale print
High Resolution images suitable print production
The logo strapline is 'Investing in jobs and skills'. No other strapline should be used.
Screen versions of the logo for use within emails
You can save these files by right clicking on the image and then saving the file to your desired location.
jpg Version (6KB)
gif Version (4KB)
Use of ESF logo on websites
The ESF logo and a reference to EU support must be placed on the websites of all providers and sub-contractors running ESF or match funded projects.
We recommend that you place the logo on your website homepage – particularly where ESF is a significant part (25% or more) of your organisation’s current funding or income. It should also feature on all website pages that relate to your ESF project’s funding or activity.
Where ESF is a relatively small proportion of your overall funding or income (less than 25%) then as a minimum requirement the logo and a reference to EU support should feature on website pages that deal predominantly with ESF project funding or activity.
If you have partner or funder type pages then we would encourage you to add the ESF logo on to them, with brief details of the ESF support if space is available.
Use of other logos
As well as using the ESF logo on all publicity materials and project documents, you may be required by the terms of your funding contract to also display your funder’s or another logo.
More information on some specific CFOs and other funders whose logo you may be required to use is provided below:
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Skills Funding Agency
- Mayor of London publicity requirements for ESF Programme (34KB)
If you are unsure about your CFO/funder’s requirements please check with your main contact there.
References to EU support
A clear acknowledgement of EU support should be used alongside the logo wherever possible. As a minimum, please include the words "This project is part-financed by the European Union."
Depending on the type of communication and space available, you could extend this – for example with:
- a brief description of the activity being delivered
- the key message that "ESF in England is investing in jobs and skills – focusing on people who need support the most and helping them fulfil their potential"
For more information on key ESF references and messages see: