New Anglia LEP has secured £86m for investment in Suffolk and Norfolk from the European Structural and Investment Funds, for investment into projects from 2015 onwards.
To see current opportunities in New Anglia please visit the Government’s Funding Finder.
European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are designed to improve economic growth, business competitiveness and employment opportunities and social well-being across Member States of the EU. Nearly €6.2bn of Structural and Investment Funds are available to the UK for the period 2014-2020 and Local Enterprise Partnerships have developed strategies for the use of these funds in their local areas. New Anglia has been allocated around £86m (€107.5m) of EU funding for investment in Norfolk and Suffolk. This amount covers three funding programmes: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
New Anglia submitted its European Investment Strategy to Government. The Strategy sets out how Structural and Investment Funds will be targeted across Norfolk and Suffolk in supporting the delivery of our Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk and the wider growth objectives of the LEP and its partners.
The Strategy is the result of a considerable amount of partnership working, with input from hundreds of organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors.
The European Investment Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk can be found here.
Interreg is the key instrument of the EU to support cooperation between partners across borders, in order to tackle common challenges together and find shared solutions – whether in the field of health, research and education, transport or sustainable energy.
Iain Dunnett is the LEP contact for European funding.
He can be contacted by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07780 434930
Click here to visit the Government’s ESIF information portal.