ERDF | Final Call for ERDF Project Applications
The Final Call for ERDF Project Applications is Now Open!
£18.5 Million is now available for projects in the Greater Birmingham & Solihull area through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
The call for project applications opened on 30th June 2019 and the deadline for outline applications is 30th September 2019.
Full details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds
This will be the final opportunity to apply for funds ring-fenced for the Greater Birmingham & Solihull area.
The Technical Assistance team will be holding a briefing event on 8th July to promote the call.
Tickets for the Launch Event at Birmingham Council House on Monday 8th July are available here:
Priorities and Available Funds
|Priority Axis||Area||Available Funds||Minimum ERDF Grant|
|1||Strengthening Research, Technological Development & Innovation||Transition Areas||£676,300||£250,000|
|More Developed Areas||£3,060,400||£500,000|
|3||Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises||Transition Areas||£2,490,900||£250,000|
|More Developed Areas||£6,402,400||£500,000*|
|4||Supporting the Shift Towards A Low Carbon Economy in All Sectors||Transition Areas||£231,000||£68,900|
|More Developed Areas||£4,220,000||£500,000|
|6||Preserving & Protecting the Environment, & Promoting Resource Efficiency||Transition Areas||£686,200||£250,000|
|More Developed Areas||£822,000||£400,000|
- The More Developed Areas are: Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest
- The Transition Areas are: Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock, East Staffordshire
- ERDF can pay up to 50% of the total project cost in the More Developed Area; 60% in the Transition Area
- The minimum ERDF grant is £500,000 for projects in the More Developed Area; £417,000 in the Transition Area
- Projects must be completed by 30th June 2023
Current projects & Project Extensions
- Over £100 million from the EDRF 2014-20 has been allocated to projects covering the Greater Birmingham & Solihull area. Details of projects are shown below.
- Current projects are invited to apply for an extension
- Where an application is for an extension to an existing project, there is no minimum limit for the ERDF grant.
- It does not matter what the current end date of the project is, or if the project has already been granted an extension, so long as the extension does not take the project beyond June 2023.
Leaving the EU
- Leaving the EU does not affect the availability of this funding. In the event of a ‘no deal’ exit from the European Union, the UK Government will fund all ERDF projects that would have been funded by the EU under the 2014-2020 programme period.