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The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20
The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20
The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20
The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20
The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20
The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20
The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20
The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20
The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20
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The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20

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By Phil Fiander of WCVA at WCVA's Annual Conference 2013.

By Phil Fiander of WCVA at WCVA's Annual Conference 2013.

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  • 1. EU Structural Funds 2014-2020
  • 2. EU funding to the third sector 2007-13 • WEFO has funded 286 projects in total (£1.9bn grant aid) • Over £97m of EU funds have been committed to 45 projects led by the third sector • In addition, third sector organisations have won over £140m worth of contracts
  • 3. Third sector impact 2007-13 Through their projects third sector lead sponsors are aiming to: • • • • Work with 104,802 participants Support 10,585 participants to enter employment Assist 32,311 participants to achieve qualifications Support 19,818 participants into further learning and 57,170 to achieve a positive outcome • Create 1,292 gross new jobs • Create 157 new social enterprises • Support 12,500 people to access services
  • 4. EU Structural Funds in Wales 2007-2013 Less developed region (Convergence) More developed Region (Competitiveness)
  • 5. What’s new? • Tackling poverty and social exclusion: 20% ESF ring-fenced in WW&V and a new third cross-cutting theme • ERDF ring-fenced to tackle key priorities: SME competitiveness; research and innovation and energy efficiency and renewable energy • Concentration of ERDF resources on the above themes (80% in East Wales and 50% in West Wales) • New: Fund for the Most Deprived
  • 6. Timetable and the building blocks towards 2014 European Budget Agreed Regulations Adopted Partnership Agreement Signed Programmes Agreed Should my organisation Projects lead a project? Approved Projects Start: January 2014?????
  • 7. Project design • Operational Programmes • Guilford Review informs approach to deployment of funds • Economic Prioritisation Framework (EPF) • ‘Backbone’ areas of activity • Understanding Welsh Government initiatives is key e.g. Department for Education & Skills proposals for adult employment and skills strategic framework for delivery
  • 8. Timetable • • • • Operation Programmes agreed Sept 2013 Nov 2013 – WEFO publish key documents: 28th November Economic Prioritisation Framework 6 December 2013 – first meeting of 2014-2020 ESI Funds PMC • Start negotiations with Commission to enable SF programmes to start early 2014. • Early 2014 - European Commission approves Operational Programmes • Mid 2014 - Possible start
  • 9. Applying for funding • Single portal for applicants • Delivery arrangements – Lead sponsor – Co-sponsor – Contract deliverer – Social innovation
  • 10. What is WCVA doing? • Engagement with the sector through Ministerial meetings, the third sector European forum (3-SEF), Anti Poverty Programmes Task Force and regional events • Developing a number of projects that build on the good work of the sector over the last programmes • Supporting other third sector lead on projects where best placed to do so • Helping third sector organisations to identify and exploit opportunities for contract delivery on the ground

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