The ESIF Committee (European Structural Investment Funds) is responsible for the Greater Lincolnshire ESIF strategy; ensuring operational delivery of activity; overseeing the development of an appropriate pipeline of proposals; agreeing investments; and local monitoring performance, ensuring that local strategic aims are also considered alongside national and operational objectives.

The Greater Lincolnshire ESIF Committee is an integral part of the governance structure required to deliver the current England 2014-2020 European Funding Programmes.

The Committee is a sub-committee of the England Growth Programme Board (GPB), supports the GPB’s role in considering overall Operational Programme performance, and works with Government officials in relation to the delivery of the Programme.

The ESIF Committee reports directly to the GMP and the chair of the Committee is responsible for reporting these recommendations to the LEP Directors Board and LEP Investment Board.

The ESIF Committee is made up of 15 members taken from a nationally set criteria including representation from; the LEP; local authority; business; voluntary and community; equality; environment; trade union; Higher Education; education, skills and employment; CLLD; and various Government departments.

Final funding decisions are made at national level and are published on the following websites:

www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding and www.gov.uk/dclg

For further information contact Susannah Lewis on greaterlincslep@lincolnshire.gov.uk or 01522 550638