Calls for European Funding Open with £13 Million for Economic Growth
AROUND £13 million in funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is being made available for investment to create jobs and economic growth.
The announcement follows the news in October that the government will guarantee structural and investment funding for projects that are contracted before the UK leaves the EU.
The funding is available for schemes in:
- coastal flood management
- blue/green infrastructure development
- supporting organisations to lower their carbon emissions
- decarbonising the food chain
Chair of the ESIF Committee Professor Colin Mellors said: “We are pleased that the government has confirmed that all ESIF-funded projects that are contracted before we leave the EU will be funded for the duration of the project. This gives important assurance to organisations considering applying for the £13m that remains to promote innovation and support businesses across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.
“The funding committed so far is already making a positive contribution to growth in our area and the new calls will provide vital investment to help protect businesses at risk from flood, improve infrastructure, and enable our businesses to reduce their carbon footprint.”
The £13m is part of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding’s overall £85 million European Structural Investment Fund programme. York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership are working in partnership with neighbouring Humber and Greater Lincolnshire LEPs issuing joint calls for activity.
Details relating to all of the funding available are published here and if you are interested in further information or applying for funding please visit the ESIF Technical Assistance Partnership where you can register for updates. There, further details can also be found about a series of workshops that are taking place in January – which we recommend those who are interested do attend.