European Funding Opportunities

TEES VALLEY ERDF CALLS LAUNCHED – CLOSING DATE 31 MAY 2019

Four Tees Valley ERDF calls were launched on Monday 8 April 2019 under the following themes:

  • INNOVATION £2.3m
  • ENHANCING ACCESS TO, AND USE AND QUALITY OF ICT £2.5m
  • SME COMPETITIVENESS £22m
  • LOW CARBON £9.7m

The closing date for all four calls is Friday 31 May 2019.

For full details of eligible activity you can access each of the call specifications here.

 

LAUNCH EVENTS

Four launch events have been arranged.  Please register via Event Brite using the links below.  All events will take place at Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park, Thornaby.

One to one sessions will be made available following the events for anyone who has a potential project idea.

Innovation – 10.00am to 12.00pm on Thursday 2 May 2019.  If you would like to attend this event please register via Eventbrite. Click here

SME Competitiveness – 2.00pm to 4.00pm on Thursday 2 May 2019.  If you would like to attend this event please register via Eventbrite. Click here

ICT – 10.00am to 12.00pm on Friday 3 May 2019.  If you would like to attend this event please register via Eventbrite. Click here

Low Carbon – 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Friday 3 May 2019.  If you would like to attend this event please register via Eventbrite. Click here

 

PLEASE ENSURE YOU REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT EVENT.

EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL INVESTMENT FUNDS

The ESIF Programme 2014 – 2020 was designed by the European Union (EU) to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and cohesion across different areas of the EU. They bring significant investment into local areas across a range of activities, including supporting the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), improving access to finance for SMEs, enhancing innovation capacity, supporting access to employment, developing the skills base and promoting social inclusion.

The funds available to the United Kingdom are:

  • The European Regional Development Fund
  • The European Social Fund
  • The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
  • The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

Tees Valley Combined Authority has received an allocation of European Structural and Investment Funds for the full seven-year period.

  • £197million from the ERDF, ESF and YEI (Youth Employment Initiative)
  • £1.1million from the EAFRD

The Tees Valley European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy sets out the key priorities for the investment of the European Funds. It is available to download here

 

TEES VALLEY ESF CALL LAUNCHED – CLOSING DATE 25 JUNE 2019

Call to run a project supporting SMEs operating in the Tees Valley priority, high demand, and replacement demand sectors, to better meet their current and future skills needs.

The call will support Investment Priority 2.2 Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems.

Approximately £3.09m of funding is available. Open Call applicants are required to bring forward their own match funding of 40%.

For full details of eligible activity the call document can be accessed here.

Tees Valley Combined Authority is hosting two local events to help partners find out more about the opportunity available. Details of the events are as follows:

Event 1

When: Tuesday 16th April 2019, 11:30 – 13:30

Where: The Enterprise Village, The Oakwood Centre, Eaglescliffe.

This event has now closed. To see the presentation slides from the event, please click here

 

Event 2

When: Wednesday 1st May 2019, 10:00 – 12:00

Where: Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Hartlepool.

Register for this event by Tuesday 30 April 2019. Please note that places at the event are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register to attend this event, please click here.

 

Both events will cover the same topics, so you only need to register for ONE of the events.