The Thames Valley Berkshire LEP submitted its EU Structural and Investment Funds Strategy (SIF) to government at the end of May. The document outlines how the provisionally allocated EU funds of €28.7 for our area will be invested for the period 2014-20.
The Strategy and the arrangements for delivery are however subject to national and EU agreement. We are expecting that this will be finalised by the end of December 2014, at the earliest.
We are anticipating that spending of any EU funds will commence after February 2015.
Information on how to apply for available funding will be publicised through the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP website and other channels, as appropriate.
Our Strategy can be viewed here
The Thames Valley Berkshire bid builds on the thematic objectives of:
- SME competitiveness
- Low carbon
- Environmental protection
- Social inclusion