The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) supports research and innovation, the creation of a low carbon economy and aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion.

The six priority areas are:

  • Research & innovation
  • ICT
  • SME competitiveness
  • Low carbon
  • Climate change
  • Environment

This ERDF focuses on larger, more strategic schemes which are well co-ordinated and which give maximum impact against specific themes. However, smaller projects and peripherally linked themes may also qualify for funding through collaborative value added partnerships.

Calls for activity and relevant guidance against the six themes are announced on our latest news pages as well as on these EU Funding pages.

Please note that as this is a national programme, all project application forms need to be submitted to the national programme using the following e-mail:

Contact Susannah Lewis on or 01522 550638 for further information

Open Calls: ERDF

There are 3 calls open for ERDF. The focus of the calls are specifically targeted at activity covering Priority Axis 1 Research & Innovation, Priority Axis 3 SME Competitiveness and Priority Axis 5 Climate Change Adaptation.

Priority Axis 1     Research & Innovation 


Priority Axis 3     SME Competitiveness


Priority Axis 5        Climate Change Adaption


Please click on the links above to access further information.  Outline application forms are to be submitted by the call closing date of 26th January 2018 by 23:59 to

Follow the link on the GOV.UK– access the funding finder here to find all the information needed about the call and to submit outline applications.