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Accessing EU Funding


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This presentation was part of the European and Big Lottery funding in the South East Local Enterprise Partnership area.

This event discussed the characteristics and specific requirements of Big Lottery match funding with respect to the opt in offer.

Lorraine George gave a presentation on Accessing EU funding at the SALEP Consultation event discussing social inclusion and European policy.

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Accessing EU Funding

  1. 1. Accessing EU Funding Lorraine George SE LEP May 2014
  2. 2. 2 TODAY • Opportunity to learn about the ESIF • Understand the devolved model of working • Shape the next steps with the Big Lottery • Learn about the application process • Help develop the ongoing VCSO strategic relationship with SELEP
  3. 3. 3 SE LEP area
  4. 4. 4 EU Structural Investment Funds in the SE LEP area  Aligned to the Strategic Economic Plan to deliver jobs and growth in the SELEP area  £165 million indicative allocation £82.5 European Regional Development funds (ERDF) and £82.5 European Social Fund (ESF)  7 year funding  Focussed and targeted interventions
  5. 5. 5 Focus of the EU Funds European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) • Innovation – knowledge transfer • SME support • Low Carbon European Social Fund (ESF) • Employer-led infrastructure and enhanced information • Apprenticeships and other vocational provision • Up-skilling the workforce and supporting SME growth • Active inclusion, transition to work and reducing youth unemployment
  6. 6. 6 So what does this mean? • Actions / projects can support social enterprises and community groups… …but have to demonstrably deliver Growth & Jobs • Requirements for delivering against Structural Funds… …but some flexibilities and freedoms in delivery • Government’s EU Growth Programme needs to be adhered to… …but LEP and its partners responsible for determining direction of investment programme and projects
  7. 7. 7 SE LEP – Accessing EU Funding National Growth Delivery Board EU Sub-Committee SE LEP Board Formal Committee and start of the audit trail Project pipeline and strategic fit Thames GatewayKent & MedwayEssex EU Committee Local Area Board & Skills and Employability Partnership for each local area Local EU Committee Local Area Board Skills & Employability Partnership East Sussex
  8. 8. 8 In summary • Growth and Jobs are paramount • Focussed and targeted • Flexibility within principle of targeted intervention • Measurable outputs and results • We need your project ideas! • Remember… SMART – SUSTAINABLE – INCLUSIVE
  9. 9. 9 Contact details Lorraine George EU Funding Lead, South East Local Enterprise Partnership 01245 431469 / 07500 976369 South East Local Enterprise Partnership Tweet us @southeastlep