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European Regional Development Fund

The European Regional Development Fund is one of the five European Structural and
Investment Funds (ESIF)

ERDF is focused on reducing economic disparities within and between EU member states by supporting economic growth, regeneration, and safeguarding jobs.

ERDF can, therefore, support a range of activities designed to make small to medium-sized employers (SMEs) more competitive, develop ICT infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support companies to develop and strengthen research and innovation programmes.

In England, the ERDF is managed by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government supports the UK Government’s growth priorities of rebalancing the economy and supporting key initiatives such as the Midlands Engine and the Northern Powerhouse.

D2N2 recommends projects for ERDF funding that seek to address these goals.

Final recommendations for funding projects in the D2N2 region are made by the ESIF Committee

For more information on the ERDF fund, go to the D2N2 Technical Assistance website.