European Regional Development Fund

The ERDF programme supports grant and advice schemes for businesses, to encourage SME competitiveness, innovation and develop the low carbon economy.

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New Anglia LEP coordinates the £43m European Social Fund programme in Suffolk and Norfolk in collaboration with MHCLG. The ERDF programme supports grant and advice schemes for businesses, to encourage SME competitiveness, innovation and develop the low carbon economy. Details of current project below.

The European Investment Strategy sets out the programme priorities, and shows how they link to the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Strategy.

New Anglia Business Growth Programme

New Anglia Business Growth Programme

New Anglia Business Growth Programme provides business support and/or grant funding to potential entrepreneurs, early stage, and established businesses across Norfolk & Suffolk
£14.6m

Get Exporting 2

Get Exporting 2

Supporting and enabling companies to begin selling overseas and expand internationally, increasing their profitability and employment sustainably.
1.64m

KEEP+

KEEP+

KEEP+ is an ERDF funded knowledge exchange programme offering grants for SMEs to collaborate with academic organisations, engage consultancy support and in some instances make specialist capital purchases.
1.24m

Delivering Rural Investment and Vital Employment (DRIVE)

Delivering Rural Investment and Vital Employment (DRIVE)

DRIVE supports businesses and the rural economy within Norfolk and Suffolk by providing mentorship and grant funding to allow SMEs to invest within a new business project.
£3 million

Growth Through Innovation Fund

Growth Through Innovation Fund

Growth Through Innovation Fund offers grants to Norfolk and Suffolk businesses to help them invest in innovation, research and development projects
£2.5m

Invest East

Invest East

The Invest East project supports businesses who are looking to expand and grow.
£1.8m

Breakthrough Innovation

Breakthrough Innovation

The Breakthrough project led by Hethel Innovation, offers a wide range of business support activities to help SMEs and start-ups innovate.
£0.6m

Transport and Logistical Efficiencies (TALE)

Transport and Logistical Efficiencies (TALE)

TALE is a grant and support scheme helping small and medium sized logistics companies become more efficient and productive through their use of data.
£1m

BEE Anglia

BEE Anglia

Financial support and advice to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint
£4.1m

Eastern New Energy

Eastern New Energy

Eastern New Energy’s goal is to understand and help remove the barriers that prevent us rapidly decarbonising our communities, buildings, transport and lives.
£10.2million

Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2

Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2

Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 (LCIF2) invests in early and late stage ventures that make measurable reductions to Greenhouse Gas emissions, with the creation of financial return and sustainability as the fund’s primary objective.
£8m

Innovation New Anglia

Innovation New Anglia

The Innovation New Anglia project led by Hethel Innovation, ran from 2015 to 2018, offering a wide range of free business support to SMEs and start-ups in the region.
£538K funded. Project closed

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Local Support for Project Development

If you have a query about the ERDF programme, please contact Emma Taylor, LEP Funding Manager.[email protected]07552 695069

If you run a business and are looking for support from EU Programmes, contact New Anglia Growth Hub.

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