Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP

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This presentation was part of the NCVO event - 'It's Our Community research workshop - East of England'.

This event was organised by NCVO, BIG Society CIC and Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service, to look at examples of community led funding.

Laura Welham-Halstead talked about the LEP role in European Funding.

You can find out more about NCVO events on the European Funding Network website: http://europeanfundingnetwork.eu/events/ncvo-event

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Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP

  1. 1. Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP Laura Welham-Halstead Communications & Engagement Lead
  2. 2. The LEP Team … And you!
  3. 3. Our Priorities • Enterprise Zone • Infrastructure • Skills • Enterprise • Profile
  4. 4. Growing Places Fund • £16.1m of funding • 2nd round pre-call out now • Projects include: – Haverhill Research Park – Fenland Horticulture & Land Based Skills Centre – Future Business Centre (Social Enterprise) – Transport improvements
  5. 5. LEP Prize Challenge • £1m fund for Voluntary and Social Enterprise led projects • Getting people job ready (1,000) and into work (250) • Eight winners in the 1st round
  6. 6. European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-20 • Single EU Growth Programme for England combining: • European Social Fund (ESF – skills, employability and social inclusion) • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF - innovation and enterprise) • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD - agriculture and rural development) • €75.5 million (£64 million) provisional allocation for GCGP area 2014-20 (ERDF and ESF) • Further small allocation under EAFRD
  7. 7. LEP role in European Funding 2014-20 • LEPs responsible for prioritising spend locally • GCGP to submit final European Structural and Investment Funding Strategy to Government by 31 January 2014 • 20% of ESF to tackle social inclusion and combat poverty • Programmes to begin delivery mid-2014 • GCGP to facilitate proposals for local projects • Public and private sector match funding required • National match funding options available – including Big Lottery and Prince’s Trust for Social Inclusion
  8. 8. How to engage? • VSE Sub-group • LEP Prize Challenge • Link to our key priorities – Jobs creation – Skills • Collaboration – with each other and business
  9. 9. Thank you for listening laura.halstead@yourlocalenterprisepartnership.co.uk @YourLEP www.yourlocalenterprisepartnership.co.uk

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