Calls

The ESIF Programme is delivered through open calls or through procurement. In the case of open calls, these will be advertised on the gov.uk website. They include standard text and a local development needs section, which will specify LCR priorities.

Once an open call is live on the gov.uk website, the LEP based Technical Assistance Team will organise a workshop which will set out the priorities for the particular call.

ESF – European Social Fund

There are currently NO CALLS open for ESF but links to any future funding opportunities will be posted on this web page.

For any queries relating to ESF funding, please contact info@liverpoollep.org

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ERDF – European Regional Development Fund

PA3 – Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises – in order to assist with the context of the Local Development Need text for the next PA3 call, a report was commissioned to identify gaps in the current provision, as well as citing examples of good practice and make recommendations regarding the future call, which could be taken into account.

The resulting report can be found at the right of this page.

The call is likely to be published on gov.uk during March and news of the call plus a link to the call specification will be posted here as soon as it goes live

For any queries relating to ERDF funding, please contact Angela Hanaghan (ERDF Programme Officer) at the LEP on 0151 237 3969 or angela.hanaghan@liverpoollep.org

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ERDF National Calls

PA5 – Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management (and specifically promoting investment to address specific risks, ensuring disaster resilience and developing disaster management systems).

This call has been opened as a national call for projects available in all Local Enterprise Partnership areas, irrespective of there being a PA5 allocation within local ESIF Strategies.

The call will be open until 26th January 2018 and the call specification can be found here.

For any queries relating to ERDF funding, please contact Angela Hanaghan (ERDF Programme Officer) at the LEP on 0151 237 3969 or angela.hanaghan@liverpoollep.org

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ERDF – Sustainable Urban Development (SUD)

There are currently NO CALLS open for SUD but links to any future funding opportunities will be posted on this web page.

For any queries relating to ERDF funding, please contact Angela Hanaghan (ERDF Programme Officer) at the LEP on 0151 237 3969 or angela.hanaghan@liverpoollep.org

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Rural Development Programme for England: Food Processing

We’re inviting grant applications for a minimum of £35k and a maximum of £340k to help fund capital expenditure in the food processing industry.

The call will be open until 31 May 2018, or until the funding has been allocated to eligible projects.

The Rural Payments Agency manages the grant and has published a Handbook specifically for Food Processing call.

The Liverpool City Region Priorities are on page 49 of the Handbook
Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Bring new products to the market; process locally sourced raw materials; support producers specialising in high quality produce, particularly local and dairy; sell into new markets including exports; increase productivity, particularly through capital investments in: new technology and techniques; innovation and more efficient production processes

What support is available for applicants?

To determine whether your project is eligible, please consult the Rural Development Handbook for Food Processing Support is also available direct from The Rural Payments Agency on 03000 200 321 or GPEnquiries@rpa.gsi.gov.uk

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