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


The UK Government has set out that Local Enterprise Partnerships will play a role in the delivery of the next round of ESIF for the period 2014 - 2020. LEPs will receive an allocation of ESIF for the full seven year programme period. LEPs and their partners will oversee the on-going strategic development and delivery of the ESI Funds, while Government Managing Authorities will undertake the management and administration of the fund.  

In D2N2 we have established an ESIF Programme Board which will play a key role in determining which projects receive funding. The ESIF Programme Board will work alongside the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and other opt in agencies in this process. The ESIF Programme Board will have a key role in monitoring the delivery of projects. 

The D2N2 ESIF Programme Board will operate in a “shadow” status until the Operational Programmes have been agreed by the European Commission.

To View The ESIF Board meeting Agendas, Click Here

To View the Minutes of each ESIF Board Meeting, Click Here

ESIF Programme Board Members


Sector/Organisation Representing

Peter Richardson (Chair)


Ian White (Vice Chair)

Managing Authority ERDF (DCLG)

David Williams

Business Representative

Andrew Pickin

Business Representative

Cllr Martin Rawson

Derby City Council

Cllr Jon Collins

Nottingham City Council

Matthew Allbones

Derby Citizens Advice and Law Centre

Cllr Anne Western

Derbyshire County Council

Matthew Easter

Sustrans / Environment

Mike Carr

Nottingham Trent University / HE

Peter Gadsby

Business Representative

Sylvia Green

Rural Action Derbyshire / Civil Society

Melanie Ulyatt

Business Representative

Stuart Cutforth

Chesterfield College / FE

Rob Johnston

Trade Union Congress

Cllr Diana Meale

Nottinghamshire County Council

Caroline Bedell

CLA Midlands / Rural

Cllr Bob Wheeler

S Derbyshire District Council

Cllr Roger Blaney

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Ian Morgan

Business Representative

Individuals wishing to contact D2N2 ESIF Programme Board members can do so by posting their question to