EU Structural Funds
2014-2020
EU funding to the third sector
2007-13
• WEFO has funded 286 projects in total (£1.9bn grant
aid)
• Over £97m of EU funds ...
Third sector impact 2007-13
Through their projects third sector lead sponsors are aiming to:
•
•
•
•

Work with 104,802 pa...
EU Structural Funds in Wales 2007-2013
Less developed region
(Convergence)

More developed Region
(Competitiveness)
What’s new?
• Tackling poverty and social exclusion: 20% ESF ring-fenced
in WW&V and a new third cross-cutting theme
• ERD...
Timetable and the building blocks towards 2014
European
Budget
Agreed Regulations
Adopted
Partnership
Agreement
Signed Pro...
Project design
• Operational Programmes
• Guilford Review informs approach to deployment of
funds
• Economic Prioritisatio...
Timetable
•
•
•
•

Operation Programmes agreed Sept 2013
Nov 2013 – WEFO publish key documents:
28th November Economic Pri...
Applying for funding
• Single portal for applicants
• Delivery arrangements
– Lead sponsor
– Co-sponsor
– Contract deliver...
What is WCVA doing?

• Engagement with the sector through Ministerial meetings,
the third sector European forum (3-SEF), A...
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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.

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The latest on the new European Structural Funds 2014-20

  1. 1. EU Structural Funds 2014-2020
  2. 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. 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. 4. EU Structural Funds in Wales 2007-2013 Less developed region (Convergence) More developed Region (Competitiveness)
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Applying for funding • Single portal for applicants • Delivery arrangements – Lead sponsor – Co-sponsor – Contract deliverer – Social innovation
  10. 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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