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

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 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 (  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

Call to run projects that enhance research & innovation infrastructure to develop research and innovation excellence and promoting business investment in research and innovation


Priority Axis 3 SME Support

Call to run project's enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in Greater Lincolnshire


Priority Axis 4 Low Carbon

Call to run projects supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy in Greater Lincolnshire


Priority Axis 5 Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management

Call to run projects supporting investment that addresses specific risks, ensuring disaster resilience and developing disaster management systems


Priority Axis 6 Preserving and Protecting the Environment and Promoting Resource Efficiency

Call to run projects that protect and restore biodiversity, promote innovative technologies to improve environmental protection and 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 ( and Susannah Lewis (  we will respond as quickly as possible.