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European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

We are currently in the 2014 – 2020 programme for European Regional Development Funding (ERDF). The South East LEP has been notionally allocated £74.1 million to deliver projects within this programme that support research and innovation (priority axis 1), SME growth and competitiveness (priority axis 3) and a shift towards a low carbon economy (priority axis 4).

The objectives of all projects are to support SMEs and create jobs.The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) focuses on supporting business competitiveness, creating jobs, investment in research and innovation, and the low carbon economy.

SELEP’s notional allocation for the 2014-2020 programme (using the recognised 2015/16 exchange rate of 0.78) is £74.1m.

Further reading & links

Click here for a short guide to the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund

Click here to read the ERDF 2014-2020 Operational Programme

Click here for Government’s webpages on European Structural Investment Funds

Click here to subscribe to email alerts for European Structural Investment Funds

Click here to see a list of all open and closed ERDF calls across England

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

The focus of EAFRD in the SELEP ESIF Strategy is:

  • Provide support for rural businesses
  • Optimise the growth and development of the Agrifood sector
  • Support the development of sustainable rural tourism
  • Support development and provision of enhanced levels of connectivity (not including Broadband)
  • Support development of a more efficient low carbon and sustainable rural economy