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Report
Accessing EU Funding
Lorraine George
SE LEP
May 2014
TODAY
• Opportunity to learn about the ESIF
• Understand the devolved model of working
• Shape the next steps with the Big Lottery
• Learn about the application process
• Help develop the ongoing VCSO strategic
relationship with SELEP
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SE LEP area
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EU Structural Investment Funds in
the SE LEP area
 Aligned to the Strategic Economic Plan to deliver jobs and
growth in the SELEP area
 £165 million indicative allocation £82.5 European Regional
Development funds (ERDF) and £82.5 European Social Fund
(ESF)
 7 year funding
 Focussed and targeted interventions
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Focus of the EU Funds
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
• Innovation – knowledge transfer
• SME support
• Low Carbon
European Social Fund (ESF)
• Employer-led infrastructure and enhanced information
• Apprenticeships and other vocational provision
• Up-skilling the workforce and supporting SME growth
• Active inclusion, transition to work and reducing youth
unemployment
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So what does this mean?
• Actions / projects can support social enterprises and
community groups…
…but have to demonstrably deliver Growth & Jobs
• Requirements for delivering against Structural Funds…
…but some flexibilities and freedoms in delivery
• Government’s EU Growth Programme needs to be adhered
to…
…but LEP and its partners responsible for determining
direction of investment programme and projects
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SE LEP – Accessing EU Funding
National Growth Delivery Board
Formal
Committee
and start of
the audit
trail
Project
pipeline
and
strategic
fit
EU Committee
Local Area Board &
Skills and Employability Partnership for each local area
Essex
East Sussex
Local EU
Committee
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SE LEP Board
EU Sub-Committee
Kent & Medway
Local Area Board
Thames Gateway
Skills & Employability
Partnership
In summary
• Growth and Jobs are paramount
• Focussed and targeted
• Flexibility within principle of targeted intervention
• Measurable outputs and results
• We need your project ideas!
• Remember…
SMART – SUSTAINABLE – INCLUSIVE
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Contact details
Lorraine George
EU Funding Lead, South East Local Enterprise Partnership
[email protected]
01245 431469 / 07500 976369
South East Local Enterprise Partnership
[email protected]
www.southeastlep.com
Tweet us @southeastlep
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