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 European funding over the next six years.The Programme’s strategy identifies four broad priorities for investment, three of which are for the whole region:

  • Stimulating and supporting successful enterprise
  • Promoting innovation and research and development
  • 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.
 

Revised Operational Programme (2009)

In July 2009, a request was submitted to the European Commission to revise the Operational Programme to include support for innovative solutions/new approaches to energy efficiency in low income housing, where this is linked to job creation and support for capital public transport initiatives, excluding mobile infrastructure, which enhance the economic competitiveness of key urban centres as indicative activities under Priority 3.

In its decision of 12th October 2009 the Commission has approved that request and the Operational Programme has been revised and the figures in Annex C: Categorisation of Structural Funds for assistance 2007-2013 have been updated

 

 
Download a copy of the revised ERDF Operational Programme 2007-2013
 
Download a copy of the Commission's Decision of 12th October 2009

 

ERDF 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 30th June 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 ERDF Funding and Guidance for Applicants

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

ERDF 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

Programme Monitoring Committee

The Programme Monitoring Committee is the partnership body that governs the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF programme. Chaired by Government Office, PMC draws its membership from Government departments, the European Commission and partners representing different sectors and organisations in the region. Information available includes committee membership. minutes and papers from meeting. More

ERDF Governance, Partnership and Management

The ERDF Programme operates within a framework of UK and European legislation. It is managed by Yorkshire Forward, on behalf of the Government, European Commission and partners in the region. Membership details of the various committees and boards are available as are the minutes and papers of their meetings.    More

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