European Funding

Delivering smart sustainable and inclusive growth

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European Structural Investment Funds

The 2014-2020 European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) will inject more than £437m in to the North East.  To ensure these funds are used to deliver both the European goals of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and support our Economic Plan, the North East LEP has worked with a wide range of partners to produce an updated European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy and Strategy Summary.

The European Strategy reflects the priorities of the Economic Plan through:

  • Supporting our businesses to be stronger and providing better access to finance
  • Encouraging innovation and investment in new markets and technologies
  • Driving a demand-led skills system, reflecting the needs of employers
  • Accelerating low carbon growth and improving the resilience of local businesses
  • Targeted support for those facing challenges in accessing training and employment
  • Developing local infrastructure assets to support businesses investing in the area

More detail can be found in our ESIF Strategy Summary and Strategy. Or you can find out more by contacting our European Strategy Specialist.

You can find out about current open project calls here.

Details of who to contact for further information can be found here.



Funding News

Thu 26th Jan, 2017

£9.7m in grant funding available for rural businesses through the Rural Development Programme for England

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Thu 26th Jan, 2017

Development at Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate receives boost from Local Growth Fund

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Mon 23rd Jan, 2017

Government boosts North East’s Local Growth Fund allocation by further £49.7m

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