Future of structural funds in England

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A presentation by NCVO's Head of Partnerships and International, Oli Hineman at the European Funding Network event 'LEPs, Growth and EU funds' on 25 September 2013.

The presentation focused on civil society milestones.

Find out more about NCVO's work with European policy: http://europeanfundingnetwork.eu

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Future of structural funds in England

  1. 1. Future of Structural Funds in England The Story so far Oli Henman Head of Partnerships & International
  2. 2. European Funding Network
  3. 3. Role of Partners, EFN, Regional Voices • Secondment – Sandra Turner • Information sharing • Europeanfundingnetwork.eu – new website • 18 months of work – Informal consultation, BIS roadshows, meeting with Ministers, guidance • Proposal for LEP engagement work - Events, workshops and one to one surgeries with LEPs
  4. 4. Civil Society Active Milestones • Completion of comprehensive Action Plan • Consultation with the European Funding Network and civil society partners • Tendering for LEP engagement activity – project awarded to Regional Voices (One East Midlands is the accountable body) • LEP engagement event – 25 September in combination with smaller regional workshops • Blogs and updates on website including consultation events planned in each LEP area • Contribution to LEP workshops across the country
  5. 5. Civil Society and LEPs • Engagement with all stakeholders • Building meaningful strategic relationships • Help deliver social inclusion (20%!) • That is not the only offer – civil society sector comes in many different forms – CICs, social enterprises, mutuals and trade unions
  6. 6. Local focus new opportunities? • Match funding for the sector (e.g. Big Lottery Fund) to complement Growth Programme • Community Led Local Development • Community Grants • Social innovation, social inclusion, social investment, technical assistance and capacity building
  7. 7. Local focus new opportunities? • Match funding for the sector (e.g. Big Lottery Fund) to complement Growth Programme • Community Led Local Development • Community Grants • Social innovation, social inclusion, social investment, technical assistance and capacity building

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