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Further events are being held to promote EU funding streams following a successful first phase.

Four further workshops are planned as follows:-

LEADER /EAFRD Funding Event

  • The Venue@ Navenby/ Grantham Road/​ Navenby/ Lincoln/ LN5 0JJ
  • 16th May 2017 - 10:30am – 12:30pm 
  • Click here to sign up to this event

European Funding Workshop to Promote ERDF Calls

  • The Vine Hotel/ Vine Road/ ​Skegness/ PE25 3DB
  • 20th June 2017 - 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • ​Click here to sign up to this event

European Funding Workshop to Promote Funds to Rural Businesses (EAFRD and LEADER)

  • The Vine Hotel/ Skegness/ PE25 3DB
  • 20th June 2017 - 13:30pm – 15:30pm
  • ​Click here to sign up for this event

LEADER/EAFRD Funding Event

  • Stoke Rochford Hall/ Stoke Rochford/​ Grantham/​ NG33 5EJ (Sat Navs NG33 5EB)
  • 18th July 2017 - 13:30pm -15:30pm
  • Click here to sign up for this event

 



EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (ERDF)

Priority Axis 2     Enhancing access to and use of Information Communication and Technology (ICT)

Priority Axis 3     Promoting SME competitiveness, specifically encouraging projects to come forward that focus on supporting SMEs with high growth potential where there has been an identified gap in current business support provision

Priority Axis 4     Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy

An additional joint call is also to be launched with the Greater Lincolnshire, Humber and the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEPs around Priority Axis 4b Promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises which will focus on supporting businesses in the food sector and associated supply chain. 

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

Priority Axis 6     Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency

The focus is on large-scale, strategic projects often restricted to projects seeking no less than £500,000 grant to any single project.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

Rural funding opportunities targeted at micro, small and medium sized enterprises in the Greater Lincolnshire area will include:

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

New calls will be launched (early in January 2017, subject to ministerial approval) for tourism infrastructure, business development and food processing projects. Calls will be open for around 12 months and a further tourism co-operation call will also be launched but slightly later in the New Year, allowing some time to co-ordinate activity with Visit England.

LEADER

There are five LEADER programmes that operate across Greater Lincolnshire and cover large parts of the rural area.  

LEADER funding is targeted at our rural businesses and communities and focuses on supporting micro and small businesses and farm diversification; boosting rural tourism, farm productivity and forestry productivity; and providing rural services and cultural/heritage activities.  

All five LEADER programmes are open and accept outline applications on a rolling basis, so there are no specific calls. Applicants are advised to speak to their Local Action Group manager to check eligibility and get advice on project development and the application process.

WORKSHOPS

ERDF event

17th January 2017 Forest Pines, Scunthorpe

Specifically to promote ERDF Priority Axis 4b promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises as a joint call with Greater Lincolnshire LEP, Humber and the York North Yorkshire & East Riding LEPs to deliver business support to the food sector and associated supply chain.

Each LEP area will also promote other ERDF calls that will be open to applicants in the New Year.  For Greater Lincolnshire this will include Priority Axis 2,3,4,5 and 6 as detailed above.

Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, EAFRD and LEADER event

24th January 2017, National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach

10am to 12 noon

To promote rural funding opportunities to micro, small and medium sized enterprises in the Greater Lincolnshire area.


New calls for activity are due to be announced early in the New Year under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) which will focus on food processing, business development and tourism projects
To promote our LEADER funding which is targeted at our small rural businesses and communities and focuses on supporting micro and small businesses and farm diversification; boosting rural tourism, farm productivity and forestry productivity; and providing rural services and cultural/heritage activities  

Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub and ERDF event

31st January 2017, Hemswell Court, Gainsborough

10.00 - 12.00 noon

To promote rural funding opportunities to micro, small and medium sized enterprises in the Greater Lincolnshire area

Priority Axis 2     Enhancing access to and use of Information Communication and Technology (ICT)

Priority Axis 3     Promoting SME competitiveness, specifically encouraging projects to come forward that focus on supporting SMEs with high growth potential where there has been an identified gap in current business support provision

Priority Axis 4     Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy      

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

Priority Axis 6     Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency

Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub and ERDF

14th March 2017, The Brackenborough Hotel, Louth

10am to 12 noon

Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub - funding advice and support for Greater Lincolnshire businesses.

Promoting ERDF calls for activity to include:

Priority Axis 2     Enhancing access to and use of Information Communication and Technology (ICT)

Priority Axis 3     Promoting SME competitiveness, specifically encouraging projects to come forward that focus on supporting SMEs with high growth potential where there has been an identified gap in current business support provision

Priority Axis 4     Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy      

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

Priority Axis 6     Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency

Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, EAFRD and LEADER event

14th March 2017, The Brackenborough Hotel, Louth

1.30-3.30pm

To promote rural funding opportunities to micro, small and medium sized enterprises in the Greater Lincolnshire area

New calls for activity are due to be announced early in the New Year under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) which will focus on food processing, business development and tourism projects

To promote our LEADER funding which is targeted at our small rural businesses and communities and focuses on supporting micro and small businesses and farm diversification; boosting rural tourism, farm productivity and forestry productivity; and providing rural services and cultural/heritage activities  

Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, EAFRD, ERDF and LEADER event

20th June 2017, The Vine Hotel, Skegness

10.00 -12.00 noon

To promote rural funding opportunities to micro, small and medium sized enterprises in the Greater Lincolnshire area.

Promoting ERDF calls for activity to include:

Priority Axis 4     Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy      

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

Priority Axis 6     Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency

1.00 -3.00pm 

To promote rural funding opportunities to micro, small and medium sized enterprises in the Greater Lincolnshire area

New calls for activity are due to be announced early in the New Year under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) which will focus on food processing, business development and tourism projects

To promote our LEADER funding which is targeted at our small rural businesses and communities and focuses on supporting micro and small businesses and farm diversification; boosting rural tourism, farm productivity and forestry productivity; and providing rural services and cultural/heritage activities  

Future calls and events will be publicised on the Greater Lincolnshire LEP website.