The UK is still a full member of the EU, and UK applicants are eligible for EU funding for at least two more years, until new arrangements are agreed. External funding team would urge potential applicants to make the most of the opportunity while it still exists and are here to help.
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) focusses on supporting business competitiveness, creating jobs, investment in innovation and the low carbon economy. Across the programme, the aim is to create jobs and generate business growth. There is £34m ERDF funding available for projects in Norfolk and Suffolk up to 2020.
Most successful ERDF projects aim to support a number of businesses by providing grant schemes to support business growth, or a package of in-depth business support. Find out more about ERDF-funded grant schemes.
Business support and grant schemes which have been awarded funding from the 2014-2020 ERDF programme include: BEE Anglia, a three-year programme which will provide free support to at least 1,000 SMEs across Suffolk and Norfolk to become more energy efficient; and Innovation New Anglia, a project built around engineering and scientific excellence to support businesses spanning the sectors of: High Value Manufacturing & Engineering, Clean Technology (transport, buildings, technologies, energy), Biotechnology (agri-bio, industrial biotech, food & health, med-tech) and Infotech (smart cities, ICT), to find and develop ideas and turn them into something truly exciting.
For more information on the current funding priorities for ERDF contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with one of the ERDF Programme Facilitators for Norfolk and Suffolk.