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
- SME competitiveness
- Low carbon
- Climate change
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: EM.ERDFENQUIRIES@communities.gsi.gov.uk
Open Calls: ERDF
The next calls that are open in Greater Lincolnshire under the European Regional Development Funding (part of the European Structural & Investment Funds) have now been published on the gov.uk website.
Please note that if you are submitting projects under Priority Axis 1 and 3 for capital build schemes, then revenue business support activity needs to be incorporated into the scheme. All projects that have business support provision must also align to the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub offer. Please do contact Samantha Harrison (SamanthaL.Harrison@lincolnshire.gov.uk) to discuss Growth Hub alignment.
Each of the calls that are open within the Greater Lincolnshire area are listed below – please click on the link that will take you to more detailed information about the call. The closing date for outline applications is 23rd November 2018.
Priority Axis 1 Promoting Research and Innovation
Priority Axis 3 SME Support
Priority Axis 4 Low Carbon
Priority Axis 5 Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management
Priority Axis 6 Preserving and Protecting the Environment and Promoting Resource Efficiency
Please do not hesitate to contact TA staff for project development support. If you can e-mail any queries, meeting requests etc. to Ashley Myers (Ashley.Myers@lincolnshire.gov.uk) and Susannah Lewis (Susannah.Lewis@lincolnshire.gov.uk) we will respond as quickly as possible.