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New EU funding available to protect the natural environment

As part of the European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) programme for 2014-2020, a new European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Call has been published by DCLG for protecting Berkshire’s natural environment, recognised as a key factor in driving health and wellbeing in the area.

Investment into green infrastructure is encouraged, with projects at a local level designed to reduce the possibility of flooding and enhance overall biodiversity, adding value to the Berkshire economy.

Peter Read, Chairman of Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), comments “Berkshire has outstanding locational advantages – not least our proximity to Heathrow Airport and to London, but also the quality of our natural environment and the strength of our communities. For the benefit of our people and businesses – but also for the UK as a whole – we must make these advantages count; this Call is the ideal opportunity for applicants to do so”.

£250,000 of EU funds are available, with creative collaborative bids welcomed.

To support potential applicants, technical assistance is available.

Please contact Thames Valley Berkshire LEP for more information on 0118 945 0200.

Click here for details of the Call. The application deadline is 8 September.

04 July 2017 NewsESIF