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Since our creation in April 2016 we have supported the creation of over 8,000 new jobs

European Funding Opportunities

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 ERDF CALLS NOW CLOSED

Four Tees Valley ERDF calls were launched on Friday 5 October 2018 under the following themes:

  • INNOVATION
  • ENHANCING ACCESS TO, AND USE AND QUALITY OF ICT
  • SME COMPETITIVENESS
  • LOW CARBON

These calls are now closed