The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) supports research and innovation, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and the creation of a low carbon economy.

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Coast to Capital has an ERDF budget of £27m.

 

ERDF is facilitated in the Coast to Capital area through the "Maximising the benefit of ERDF in Coast to Capital" Technical Assistance Project, which is worth £196,275 in ERDF. The project is led by Coast to Capital, with Surrey County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council providing support.

 

 

Open Calls

 

There are currently 8 open Calls, totalling £8.75m ERDF.

 

Call

Priority Axis

ERDF Value

R&D Brokerage Service

PA1 - Innovation

£1,000,000

Business Support Programme Lot 1 – Productivity

PA3 – Business Support

£2,000,000

Business Support Programme Lot 2 - Access to Finance & Investment Readiness

PA3 – Business Support

 

£1,000,000

Business Support Programme Lot 3 - Monetisation of Innovation

PA3 – Business Support

£2,000,000

Business Support Programme Lot 4 - Peer Support & Mentoring

PA3 – Business Support

£500,000

Business Support Programme Lot 5 - Start-up Programme

PA3 – Business Support

£500,000

Internationalisation

PA3 – Business Support

£750,000

Low Carbon: Retrofitting – Whole Place Solutions

PA4 – Low Carbon

£1,200,000

 

For further information on how to respond to the Calls and for links to the necessary forms and guidance, please go to the "Related Resources" section of this page, print off the Call specification(s) you are interested in, making a note of the Call specification reference number on the front page of each call specification, and then visit https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds and search for the Call you are interested in by entering the Call reference number into the search box 

Contracted Projects and pressing enter. 

 

 

Pending Calls

 

The next round of Calls, worth £5m ERDF in total, was set to be published by DCLG in May 2017. However, this could now be postponed to a later Call window due to Purdah.

 

Call

Priority Axis

ERDF Value

Digital network of excellence in C2C

PA3 – Business Support

£2,000,000

Life Sciences Sector Support

PA3 – Business Support

£1,500,000

Advanced Manufacturing Sector Support

PA3 – Business Support

£1,500,000

 

 

Contracted Projects

 

2 projects totalling £1.5m ERDF have been fully contracted with DCLG.

 

Call

Project Name

Project Lead

ERDF Value

What the project will do

PA3 - Business Support

Export ASEAN

 

Newable

£1,000,000

This project plans to increase support to SMEs who are new exporters and those already exporting, specifically those in the Life science/healthcare sector, to grow their business internationally, especially in the ASEAN markets.

PA3 - Business Support

South East International Business Growth (SEIBG)

Newable

£500,000

This project aims to enhance the competitiveness of SMEs and improve business support for all stages of SME development & growth.

 

 

Pipeline Projects

 

There are a further 5 projects, totalling £3.35m ERDF, awaiting a DCLG contract.

 

 

Closed Calls

 

6 Calls have now closed and have applications going through the review process.

 

Call

Priority Axis

ERDF Value

Project to engage CDIT SMEs in collaborative research with HEIs

PA1 - Innovation

£500,000

ERDF Innovation Vouchers

PA1 - Innovation

£2,500,000

ERDF Growth Hub

PA3 – Business Support

£3,900,000

Support for Wood Fuel Enterprises

PA4 – Low Carbon

£1,300,000

Support SMEs in the wider economy to take up Low Carbon solutions

PA4 – Low Carbon

£1,000,000

Support the LCEG Sector through Smart Specialisation

PA4 – Low Carbon

£750,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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