The ERDF programme 2007-13

The Yorkshire and Humber European Regional Development Fund Programme for 2007-2013 was approved by the European Commission on 7th December 2007.

The Operational Programme describes how the region will benefit from €583 million from the European Union’s Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective. The funding will boost economic performance in the region through investments aimed at increasing innovation, competitiveness and employment. It has been developed by a strong regional partnership, including Government Office for Yorkshire and Humber and the Yorkshire and Humber Assembly, and outlines the broad strategic direction for investment of this EU funding over the next six years.

The Programme strategy identifies four broad priorities for investment, three of which are for the whole region:

  • Promoting innovation and research and development
  • Stimulating and supporting successful enterprise 
  • Developing sustainable communities.

The fourth priority:

  • Economic infrastructure for a competitive economy, provides extra funding for South Yorkshire to ease the transition as it moves out of Objective 1 status.

The Programme has adopted two common themes to cut across all investments in each of the priorities: environmental good practice and equalities and diversity.

Download a copy of the ERDF Operational Programme 2007-2013

Programme progress

The ERDF programme was launched in 2008. A second call for Proposals was issued in April 2009 and that call remains open until 31st March 2010. A number of applications have been received across the various priorities of the programme and are in development, others have progressed through to contract.  Find out how the programme is progressing. More

Applying for funding

Application forms and guidance are available to help you apply for funding from the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-2013. If you have a project idea or would just like to learn more about how to apply for financial support you can find the necessary information and assistance here. More

Programme strategy

The funding will boost economic performance in the region through investments aimed at increasing innovation, competitiveness and employment. It outlines the broad strategic direction for investment of this European funding over the next six years. More