ESIF

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Calls - Guidance and Application Forms

Current ESIF funding calls

ERDF Priority Axis 5 – Climate Change

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The call for projects promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is now open. 

Up to £1,500,000 of European Regional Development Funding is available to organisations wishing to deliver projects which address specific risks, ensuring disaster resilience and developing disaster management through this call.

Investment under this priority axis is being targeted at areas where exposure to flood risk, the impacts of climate change and related constraints on economic growth are most significant across D2N2.

Flood mitigation measures will support the protection of employment areas and small and medium-sized enterprises and unlock derelict, underused or neglected land on strategically important sites/areas identified as central to realising growth aspirations. It is envisaged that the types of activity to be supported will be as follows:

Fluvial risk management

  • Onsite or upstream attenuation and slowing the flow measures
  • Diversion channels
  • Raising strengthening and/or extending river walls and frontages
  • Fixed and temporary barriers and gates
  • Stepped back embankments
  • Resilience measures for business infrastructure, including for example wet or dry flood-proofing
  • River restoration and improved conveyance measures

Surface water run-off and drainage systems

  • Integration, including retrofitting, of surface water and runoff management measures into urban and commercial redevelopments
  • Innovative measures in contexts where flood risk and land management relies on pumping and interrelates with drainage

In addition, there may be actions to promote knowledge transfer and exchange of information relating to adaptations to climate change, risk management and resilience.

A minimum value of £500,000 of European Regional Development funding can be applied for.

Location

Projects put forward under this call must cover the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership area.

Call Documentation

The call documentation and more information on this PA5 call can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/climate-change-call-in-derby-derbyshire-nottingham-and-nottinghamshire-oc08r17p-0617

Deadlines

The outline application deadline is Friday 10 November 2017

Completion date

It is anticipated that funding from this call will be awarded for up to 3 years.

Match Funding

Applicants must identify that they can provide eligible match funding at 50% of total project costs

Further contacts

Prospective applicants interested in delivering the programme can contact Richard Kirkland, D2N2 European Structural and Investment Fund Coordinator on email richard.kirkland@@d2n2lep.org for more information.

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 in England.

D2N2 Community Programme - Active Inclusion Community Grant

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Details

The call for organisations to apply to deliver the D2N2 Community Programme is now open and will close on the 27th of September, 2017.

The aim of the D2N2 Community Programme is to extend the benefits of the D2N2 ESIF programme and add value to ‘mainstream’ delivery by promoting:

  • locally distinctive and innovative activity in communities across D2N2;
  • social value and social innovation, excellence in equalities and environmental sustainability.

More information on the call specification can be found here - www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/active-inclusion-in-d2n2-oco8s17p0801

The D2N2 Community Programme will provide locally owned, innovative activity in communities across D2N2, which add social value and promote excellence in equalities and environmental sustainability.

‘Active Inclusion’ is the first module of the D2N2 Community Programme which will be delivered through a delegated Community Grant programme. This grant programme aims to promote equal opportunities, improve employability and support active participation from communities across the D2N2 area.  The main beneficiaries of this programme will be those who are unemployed or inactive who require dedicated support to move closer to employment. 

The Active Inclusion Community Grant programme will be available across the four geographic delivery areas of Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Applicants can apply to administer the Active Inclusion Community Grant in one or more delivery area and schemes will run for no more than 3 years.

It is envisaged that grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 will be available to support local community activity.

This call is published via the DWP open call process.

The total ESF funding available to support this activity is £1,500,000. ESF can support up to 50% of eligible costs. Applicants will need to have eligible match funding for the balance of costs which must be from a source other than the European Union.

The intention is to award multiple contracts.  Proposals should:

  • be for a minimum of £50,000 ESF
  • deliver activities eligible for ESF
  • and be in line with the D2N2 LEP Commissioning Principles and Delivery Criteria.

Prospective applicants interested in delivering the programme can contact Rachel Quinn, D2N2 LEP Active Engagement Officer, on email Rachel.quinn@d2n2lep.org for more information.

ERDF Priority Axis 4 - supporting the shift to a low-carbon economy

 

A total of £8,5000,000 is available to organisations wishing to deliver projects that support the shift towards a low carbon economy in D2N2 specifically:

  • promoting the production and distribution of energy derived from renewable resources.
  • promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises
  • supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings, and in the housing sector
  • promoting low-carbon strategies for all types of territories, in particular for urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable multimodal urban mobility and mitigation-relevant adaptation measures
  • promoting research and innovation in, and adoption of, low-carbon technologies

A minimum value of £500,000 of ERDF can be applied for under this call.

Location

Projects put forward under this call must cover the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership area.

The call documentation and more information on the PA4 call can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/low-carbon-call-in-derby-derbyshire-nottingham-and-nottinghamshire-rolling-call-oco8r16p0455

Deadlines

This will be a ‘rolling call’ with application review points as outlined below:

  • First review point: 17 February 2017
  • Second review point: 30 April 2017
  • Third review point: 30 July 2017
  • Fourth review point and closing date: 31 October 2017

However, organisations are advised to make timely applications as the D2N2 ESIF subcommittee will be making strategic assessment decisions from the first review point.

Completion dates

It is anticipated that funding for this call will be awarded for up to 3 years

Match Funding

Applicants must identify that they can provide eligible match funding at 50% of total project costs

ESIF Funding Finder

ERDF Operational Programme 2014-2020

ESF Operational Programme 2014-2020

Assessment and Selection Guidance

ESIF Outline Application Form and Guidance

The D2N2 Technical Assistance programme

The Technical Assistance team is made up of people working in a range of organisations who have the expertise to support those interested in making successful applications to the European Regional Development Fund.

Please feel free to contact members of the ERDF Technical Assistance team using the link below

http://www.d2n2lep.org/EUFunding/the-D2N2-Technical-Assistance-Team

Supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme