European Structural Investment Fund Update

HotSW LEP held two workshops this month to help raise awareness of upcoming European Regional Development Funding opportunities and to bring potential partners together who may wish to submit joint bids. Presentation slides can be viewed here[link], and we will shortly be publishing a video from the events.
It is expected that the next round of ERDF calls for proposals will be published between 11th and 29th April and we are anticipating that new calls for the HotSW will include: Innovation, Social Enterprise Support, Workspace and possibly Digital Utilisation. (Those interested in Social Enterprise Support may be interested to read the article below about a recent report on the subject.) Further information on these expected ERDF calls as well as ESF and EAFRD updates can be found on the ESIF pages of ourwebsite 

As soon as calls go live you can be notified directly by signing up to the government website for email alerts here.  
In order to help organisations in our area to collaborate and find potential partners for ESIF bids, there is now a Partner Database [link] on the website, and partners are encouraged to share their details and ideas in order to work in collaboration with other businesses and add value to their projects.


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