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Don't know your ITT from your LEP? Our bite-sized guide to European Union acronyms will help you navigate the funding maze.

BIG/BLF

Big Lottery Fund

BIS

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

CFO

Co-financing Organisation

CLLD

Community Led Local Development

CoR

Committee of the Regions

CSF

Common Strategic Framework

DEFRA

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DCLG

Department for Communities and Local Government

DWP

Department for Work and Pensions

EACEA

Education and Culture Executive Agency

EFN

European Funding Network

EAFRD

European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development

EESC

European Economic and Social Committee

ERDF

European Regional Development Fund

ESIF

European Social and Investment Funds

ESF

European Social Fund

EU

European Union

EURES

European Employment Service

ITT

Invitation to Tender

LEP

Local Enterprise Partnership

MA

Managing Authority

NOMS

The National Offender Management Service

OCS

Office for Civil Society

VCS

Voluntary and Community Sector

 

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