Government is currently calling for applications to the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF). The first wave of calls to bidders in the Sheffield City Region will focus on business support, innovation and supporting inward investment through development on the Enterprise Zone.
Businesses and communities across Sheffield City Region are set to benefit from a £180 million EU funding programme aimed at enhancing economic growth, creating high quality jobs and boosting skills training in the area.
The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Combined Authority have played a lead role in developing the strategy for how ESIF funds should be spent locally. The funding will be used to support local economic priorities which were set out in Sheffield City Region Growth Plan. In July last year the Sheffield City Region secured £320 million from Government to deliver some parts of the plan, and this EU funding will provide additional funding to help take the plan forward.
Government is also calling for applications for Technical Assistance funding to support with the development of projects, capacity building and publicity activities relating to ESIF bids in Sheffield City Region and across England.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is publishing calls to the following webpage: https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding
Details of the local European Structural Investment Fund Strategy can be found at SCR ESIF Strategy – 2016 update