The £7.8 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has been launched by the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG) on Friday 28 June and comprises of:
£3.87 million ERDF in Priority Axis 3: Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Through this ERDF Priority Axis 3 Call we aim to attract projects that will:
- Improve business support for all stages of SME development and growth.
- Develop growth capacity and ambition for SMEs and strengthen their supply chains.
- Provide intensive support for high growth SMEs.
- Encourage internationalisation in SMEs.
£4 million ERDF in Priority Axis 4: Supporting the Shift towards a Low Carbon Economy in All Sectors
The available ERDF PA4 allocation may increase if applicants are submitting an application which covers more than one of the three Energy South2East affiliated LEPs (Coast to Capital, Enterprise M3, South East LEP).
The ERDF Call Window will be open for 13 weeks, until Monday 30 September 2019.
An event to officially launch these Calls will take place from 10am-1pm on Wednesday 10 July 2019 at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, in central Brighton. For more information and to register please visit our website.
European Structural and Investment Funding Sub-Committee Chair, Councillor Helyn Clack said:
“We are delighted to be launching this £7.8 million funding opportunity. We hope that it will attract exciting and high quality project applications for innovative projects to support ERDF Priority Axis 3, enhancing the competitiveness of SME’s; and Priority Axis 4, supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy”