Interreg France (Channel) England (FCE) is an EU programme set up to foster economic development in the south of the UK and north of France by funding innovative projects which have a sustainable and economic benefit in the Programme’s eligible regions. It focuses on a range of specific objectives including supporting innovation, improving the attractiveness of the FCE area and developing low carbon technologies.
The eligible area of the Programme includes the South and East Coasts of England from Cornwall to Norfolk, and the North Coast of France from Finistère to Pas-de-Calais.
The FCE Programme still has over €100 million available for the development of new projects. With a deadline of 2020 for final applications prospective applicants considering becoming a project partner or applying for funding should email East of England facilitator at this address email@example.com to start the process.
The ICE project is dedicated to improving, developing and promoting new smart solutions for energy production, storage and consumption for an island or remote community.
Lead by Bretagne Developpement Innovation, nine organisations have partnered up to tackle the challenge of energy vulnerability in areas located at the end of the distribution network and reliant on fossil fuel.
By the end of the project, these new solutions will be included in a full commercial offer that will be proposed to other insular or peripheral territories facing the same energy challenges, in the Channel area and beyond.
The project is funded at 69% by the Programme, representing a European Regional Development Fund budget of €5.5m.
This programme has three priorities, split into five specific objectives.
Applicants can submit a project idea as either a Regular project or a Micro-Project.
The minimum requirement for a project to be eligible is for the partnership to have at least one English partner and at least one French partner, both based in the programme area.The partnership has to be balanced between the types of partners, and demonstrate its complementarity and the specific contribution of each partner.
More details about the application process can be found on the Interreg France (Channel) England website.