EU STRUCTURAL AND INVESTMENT FUNDS
NOTICE Tuesday 28 June EU referendum update: Thames Valley Berkshire LEP anticipates that the funding calls issued under the current European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Programme (European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF) and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)); and the projects that have responded to those calls will continue to be progressed as planned. We will keep stakeholders informed via this website, as we receive any information from central government.
In 2013, Government asked 39 LEPs to draw up a seven-year strategy for investing a notional allocation of ESIF.
The Thames Valley Berkshire allocation is one of the smallest in the country at approximately £25m for 2014-2020, comprising:
We submitted a refreshed draft ESIF Strategy to Government in April 2016. We are clear that it will be a key strand in delivering the Thames Valley Berkshire Strategic Economic Plan (SEP). Our intention is that it will be used to accelerate the delivery of some of the key programmes in our SEP. The role of the LEP and partners is an advisory one whilst decisions will remain with the Managing Authorities.
For the latest calls from government visit gov.uk/european-growth-funding
The LEP has created a form for businesses to express their interest in leading/sub-contracting ESIF bids. This is open to those who would like to share details with others, with the aim of forming new collaborations in readiness for current or future funding opportunities in Thames Valley Berkshire. This is a free service and is designed to facilitate communication amongst potential bidders. The LEP is not guaranteeing the quality of any provider listed and this does not replace normal due diligence procedures. Click on the tabs below to either have your organisation listed or find providers interested in collaboration.
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