Local governance

North East LEP Area Shadow ESIF Sub Committee

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North East LEP Area Local ESIF Sub Committee informs the approval of local European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) project applications. This includes funding from ERDF, ESF and EAFRD.

Chaired by Neil Warwick the Committee brings together partner from the voluntary and community sector; trade unions; sustainability; small businesses; rural communities; the private sector; the North East Combined Authority; the managing authorities (Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) ; higher education; further education; equalities and non-discrimination; education, skills and employment; and the County Durham Economic Partnership.

Membership of the committee is below:

Chair: Neil Warwick (North East LEP board member)
Deputy chair: Lesley Calder (Department for Communities and Local Government)
Adrian Coates (BIS Local)
Ammar Mirza (private sector)
Andrew Hodgson (education, skills and employment)
Andy Tordoff (Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Antony Braithwaite (rural communities)
Beth Farhat (trade unions)
Cllr Melville Speding (North East Combined Authority)
Cllr Neil Foster (North East Combined Authority)
Eddie Halstead (sustainability representative)
Gillian Miller (further education)
Heather Smith (North East Combined Authority)
Helen Golightly (North East LEP)
James Ritchie (Department for Work and Pensions)
Jane Hartley (voluntary and community sector)
Julia Lyford (equalities and non-discrimination representative)
Karen Wood (social enterprise)
Rob Hamilton (Combined Authority)
Sarah McMillan (Combined Authority)
Sue Parkinson (County Durham Economic Partnership)
Suzanne Robson (higher education)
Ted Salmon (small businesses)

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In conversation: Heather Heward, North East LEP Programme Manager: how a recent update to the European Social Fund (ESF) rules will unlock investment across the region.

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Thu 14th Sep, 2017

We are welcoming Expressions of Interest for the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

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