European Structural and Investment Funds

Welcome to the SCR website for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). Here you can find information about the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).

ESIF – European Structural Investment Funds

The ESIF aims to increase social and economic prosperity across Europe and reduce the gaps between regions; creating a more competitive, prosperous and inclusive Europe.

Who Can Apply For ESIF Monies?

– Check National Eligibility Guidelines

ESF Basic Eligibility – Who can apply:

Local and Regional Authorities, Training Centres, Administrations States, Development Non- Government Organisations, SMEs, Universities, Non-profit organisations.

 ERDF Basic Eligibility – Who can apply:

Research Centres, Local and Regional Authorities, Training Centres, Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, SMEs, Non-profit organisations.

Useful documents

Supporting Key Documents

If you are interested in applying for future rounds you are encouraged to engage with local ESIF Technical Assistance support to assist with the development of your Application(s). Technical Assistance support is available in Sheffield City Region through the ESIF Technical Assistance programme managed by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

ESF

Please note that our estimated timetable for the issue of the SCR ESF calls 2019 (subject to change please keep checking the website

If you require any further information or support in developing a proposal then contact the ERDF Technical Assistance Team based in DMBC on 01302 736738. Be sure to check the Government’s website for updates.

We understand that the calls will be asking for a full business case submission against a 12 week deadline for submission from date of issue.

20 May 2019 – CALLS OPEN

(1.1) Call to run a project to skill residents to meet the current and future needs and opportunities for work in new and emerging sectors in Sheffield City Region LEP area

More unemployed or inactive people enter jobs (or self-employment) or engage in job searching, especially those who are at a disadvantage or who need to improve their skills.

(2.2) Call to run a project to strengthen skills provision and increase workforce productivity in Sheffield City Region LEP area.

Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems.

17 June 2019

(1.2) Call to run a project to reduce youth unemployment and inactivity in Sheffield City Region LEP Area.

More young people are in education, employment or training and fewer are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET

1 July 2019

(1.4) Call to run a project help disadvantaged communities to get closer to the labour market in Sheffield City Region LEP Area

To address the root causes of poverty which create barriers to work so more people move closer to or into employment

9 July 2019

(2.1) Reduce unemployment and economic inactivity for disadvantaged individuals and groups

Targeted support for disadvantaged individuals in the work place with the specific objective of reducing adult unemployment and economic inactivity.

ESIF – European Structural Investment Funds

The ESIF aims to increase social and economic prosperity across Europe and reduce the gaps between regions; creating a more competitive, prosperous and inclusive Europe.

European Social Fund (ESF)

  • Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility;
  • Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty;
  • Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning;
  • Enhancing institutional capacity and an efficient public administration.
ERDF

At the end of June, MHCLG launched its latest round of ‘Calls’ to access over £30m of ERDF across the SCR. The Calls cover the areas of Innovation, ICT development, SME competitiveness and Low Carbon. All the Call details can be found using the links below.

The closing date for the submission of Outline Applications for all four Calls is the 30th September and may represent a last chance to access ERDF funding that is explicitly set aside for activity in the SCR.

If you require any further information or support in developing a proposal then contact the ERDF Technical Assistance Team based in DMBC on 01302 736738.

CALLS OPEN

Research and Innovation

Call to run a project providing research and innovation support in Sheffield City Region

SME Support

Call for project’s enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprise in Sheffield City Region

Low Carbon

Call to run project’s supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy in Sheffield City Region.

Information Communication Technology

Call to run a project enhancing access to, and use and quality of, Information and Communications Technology in Sheffield City Region.

 

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

  • Innovation and research;
  • The digital agenda;
  • Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);
  • The low-carbon economy.
Guidance

When new ESIF documents and guidance are released, they are circulated to fund applicants and recipients and added to the gov.uk website in due course.

ESIF guidance documentation is frequently updated. Most documents will be given a new version number and/or date when they are updated and will be added to the gov.uk website. Historical guidance updates and new guidance releases can be found on the following pages:

Web links and TAP documents can be found on the following pages.

Technical Assistance

The Sheffield City Region Technical Assistance team is funded through ESIF and based at the landmark Civic offices in Doncaster and supports the whole of the Sheffield City Region.

The team will publicise ESF/ERDF funding opportunities via the monthly news-letter will also send out details of specific funding opportunities and inform you of the funding priorities and content of the Calls.

The Technical Assistance team will provide workshops on specific topics at your request and are more than happy to meet with you and discuss your ideas and guide you through the application process.

We can assist by providing the following ESIF funded services, free to applicants:

  • Discussing your project ideas and checking that they fit with the funding eligibility and call criteria.
  • Hosting brokerage and partnership development seminars at our modern, state of the art offices in Doncaster.
  • Providing information about ESF and ERDF in plain English.
  • Providing advice and support to you to complete the outline application form and technical advice covering compliance with procurement, State Aid and publicity requirements.
  • Cross checking your application against the Call specification prior to the closing date.

For more information and to request a free workshop please contact the Technical Assistance Team:

European Structural Fund (People and Skills):

Email: Stacey.chaplin@doncaster.gov.uk

Telephone: 01302 735447

 European Regional Development Fund (Development & Place):

Paul.bareham@doncaster.gov.uk Telephone: 01302 736738

Carole.Fox@doncaster.gov.uk Telephone: 01302 737455

Robert.walker@sheffield.gov.uk Telephone: 0114 229 6137

Calls and Future Events

You can search all ESIF calls by fund state (open or closed), type, location and source on the www.gov.uk website here.

Open calls will also be listed here.

Future events will be displayed here

Contact Us

If you would like to get in contact with us our details are below:

Stacey Chaplin

T: 01302 735447

E: stacey.chaplin@doncaster.gov.uk

Find us on twitter link

Privacy Policy