European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-20 – Calls for Proposals launched

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European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-20 – Calls for Proposals launched 

 The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has launched calls for ERDF funding in London for:

 Priority Axis 1: ‘Promoting Innovation & Research’ – £5 million available

Priority Axis 2: ‘Developing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products and services, e-commerce, and enhancing demand for ICT’ – £900,000 available

Priority Axis 3: ‘Enhancing the Competitiveness of SMEs’ – £4 million available

 The minimum request for ERDF is £500,000.  Applicants must provide an equivalent amount of match funding.  Projects can run for up to 3 years.

 DCLG has advised that London’s Priority Axis 4 call will launch next week, for ‘Supporting the Shift Towards a Low Carbon Economy in All Sectors’ (£11.7 million ERDF available)

 The specifications, Outline Application form and ERDF guidance can be accessed on the government’s website here.   The closing date for the submission of Outline Application forms to the Greater London Authority (GLA) via esifcalls@london.gov.uk is 23:59 on Friday 10 November 2017.

 The GLA will be holding events for prospective applicants on Thursday 12 October 3.30-5.30 pm and Wednesday 1 November 2017 9.00-11.00 a.m. at City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA.   Details – including how to book – will be published here.

 Questions can be directed to esifcalls@london.gov.uk.  We are unable to advise whether proposals will be successful in securing ERDF funds.  However, we can offer high-level feedback on the likely eligibility of proposed activities; to avoid applicants spending unnecessary time developing an application.

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