Project Support

2014-20 ESIF Growth Programme - Launched March 2015

Humber ESF Calls released - 19 May 2016

There are two calls for projects that can benefit from funding from the European Social Fund (ESF).  The Calls for projects are now open until 13 July 2016 for the following activities:

Pathways to Drive Economic Growth – This call is seeking projects that will: 

Develop and deliver training to support LEP area priority sector areas where evidenced skills gaps remain

  • Increase the skills levels of unemployed people to support transition to employment in LEP growth sectors
  • Deliver training to support residents to complete qualifications/part-qualifications and non-accredited training
  • Support Individuals to improve their skills profile and employment and/or progression opportunities
  • Work across the Humber LEP area, engaging with LEP partners, appropriate delivery organisations and stakeholders to deliver a responsive package of innovative skills interventions
  • Support unemployed people in raising their levels of skills to allow them to access new job roles within the Humber LEP area

A total of £2.5m of funding is available under this call with a minimum threshold of £50,000 ESF. Please see full information here.

Developing Leadership and Management Skills – This call is seeking projects that will:

  • Deliver training to support individuals to complete qualifications/part-qualifications and non-accredited training in Leadership and Management
  • Respond to evidenced demand of SME employers’ need, assisting individuals to gain competencies that can be used to improve their individual performance and enhance organisational delivery
  • Increase the numbers of Humber residents who hold higher level leadership and management skills that can be transferred from one sector to another to drive individual progression and to contribute to business growth
  • Support business growth through the development of a more highly skilled workforce
  • Work across the Humber LEP area, engaging with LEP partners, appropriate delivery organisations and stakeholders to deliver a responsive package of innovative skills interventions

A total of £0.5m of funding is available under this call with a minimum threshold of £50,000 ESF. Please see full information here.

Applicants for both project calls must ensure that their proposed activity does not duplicate or undermine regional skills provision (such as that delivered by the LEP or Jobcentre Plus) or national policy, including policies on other grants and loans.

ESIF Calls released 1 October 2015

CLLD Call documentation:

ESIF Full Application - guidance

ESIF Full Application - financial tables

Guidance for development of CLLD strategies

Supplementary guidance for CLLD

Since the first round of calls the TA team have picked up pointers to pass on to applicants, please find a summary below:

  • Meet the deadline – applications received after the deadline will not be considered
  • Respect the minimum value criteria
  • Respect the call value
  • Use the correct application form
  • Submit the supporting documentation requested with the application form

Failure to do so could lead to the outline application being rejected.

ESIF Glossary

ERDF and ESF Priorities and Objectives

ERDF Operational Programme

ERDF and ESF Selection Criteria

ERDF Eligibility Rules

ERDF State Aid Law

Financial Instruments

Outline Application

Priority Axis 1: Inclusive Labour Market

Priority Axis 1: Promoting Research and Innovation

Priority Axis 3: Growth of SME

Priority Axis 4: Low Carbon

ERDF Technical Assistance Guidance

ERDF Technical Assitance Call

State Aid

Procurement Law ESIF Guidance

Procurement Aide Memoire for Applicants and Grant Recipients

Procurement Guidance: EU Funding in Compliance with Public Procurement Rules-The Role of The European Court of Auditors

Document Retention

Link for ESIF information on gov.uk site

2007-13 Programme

How to apply

https://www.gov.uk/applying-for-erdf-funding

Guidance

The national ERDF handbook provides an overview to the ERDF programme and project life cycle, and also information and guidance for applicants, grant recipients and DCLG on how to apply for ERDF funding and develop and manage compliant-supported projects. This needs to be used in conjunction with the detailed rules and regulations against which projects are audited. For further guidance on eligibility, procurement, publicity, State Aid and claims follow the links below. 

https://www.gov.uk/erdf-national-guidance

ERDF National Guidance Handbook

ERDF Evaluation Guidance

Yorkshire and the Humber ERDF Output & Result Indicator Guidance (updated January 2014)

Publicity

ERDF National Publicity Requirements

Procurement

ERDF National Procurement Requirements August 2013

MCIS Procurement Screen for ERDF

Procurement Bulletin January 2014

Letter to Grant Recipients January 2014 (Thresholds to OJEU Thresholds & new guidance on Public Procurement)

State Aid

ERDF State Aid Law Requirements (DCLG July 2012)

State Aid: the basics (DBIS November 2013)

Revised State Aid schemes (EU memo 21.5.14)

Claims

ERDF Claims - new arrangements by Alex Findlay, ERDF Growth Delivery Team YH ERDF 2007-13

YH ERDF Programme 2007-13 - MCIS Induction Guidance Note

MCIS Claim Editor User Guide - DCLG

ERDF (2007-13)  Claim Process Work Instruction for Grant Recipients - DCLG

 

 

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