The 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme is now live. This funding offers a huge opportunity for the North East.
The North East LEP area funds include £426m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) as well as £10.5m from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). County Durham qualifies for an additional £7.7m from the Youth Employment Initiative (please note these amounts are notional and subject to exchange rate changes).
A North East LEP Area Shadow ESIF Sub Committee has been set up as part of the application approval process. You can find out more about the Sub Committee here.
Key contacts in each Local Authority can provide more information about our European Programme.
|County Durham||Stephen McDonald
|North Tyneside||Michael Keenlyside||Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|South Tyneside||Stephen Calvert||Stephen.Calvert@southtyneside.gov.uk|
For support to make sure that your ERDF application complies with all official guidelines, please contact:
|Local Authority||Contact Name||Contact Details|
|Durham County Council||Jan McDonaldemail@example.com
03000 269 484
|Gateshead Council||Andrew Tatefirstname.lastname@example.org
0191 433 2084
|Newcastle City Council||Claire Prospertemail@example.com
0191 211 5693
0191 211 50098
|North Tyneside Council||Judith Nunnfirstname.lastname@example.org
0191 643 6426
|Northumberland County Council||Carol Johns-McLeod||Carol.Johns-McLeod@northumberland.gov.uk
|South Tyneside Council||Lee Cranston||
0191 424 7792
|Sunderland City Council||James Garland||James.Garland@sunderland.gov.uk
0191 561 1158
Further calls are anticipated later in 2016. For more information on potential future calls, please contact email@example.com.