The ERDF Programme 2007-13
New Arrangements for Managing ERDF
From Friday 1st July 2011 the Government has transferred responsibility for managing ERDF from Regional Development Agencies to the Department for Communities and Local Government. As now, the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13 will be managed by a locally based team with offices in both Leeds and South Yorkshire (Sheffield). The local ERDF team will alert partners and stakeholders of their new contact details when thay are known in the next few days. You can contact the team on 0303 444 6640.
You can find information about the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme at www.communities.gov.uk/erdf
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 and outlines the broad strategic direction for investment of this European funding during the period. 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.
Download a copy of the Operational Programme 2007-13 (revised in 2009 & 2010)
Revisions to the Programme Strategy
The Programme's strategy has been updated with Commission approval twice since it was launched You can view information about the revisions and see early versions of the strategy via this link
Projects funded by the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13
You can view information about projects supported by the programme via this link
Further Information about the European Regional Development Fund
The Directorate General for Regional Policy is the lead directorate within the European Commission for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This website contains a wealth of information about the European Commission's support for regions through its Cohesion Policy and the instruments, including ERDF, that are used to provide investment.
The Manging Authority for English regional ERDF programmes is the Department for Communities and Local Government. Its website contains further information about the use of ERDF in England.
The ERDF programme was launched in 2008. A third annual call for Proposals was issued in June 2010 and that call remains open until 30th June 2011. 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 including more about the projects being supported by ERDF investment
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.
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.
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.
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