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European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Programme launched

The government has launched its first calls for projects for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 Programme.

Calls are now open for projects supporting innovation, SME’s, low carbon economy, investment in broadband, climate change and the environment.

For the European Social Fund (ESF), the Department for Work and Pensions will soon be publishing calls covering employment, social inclusion and skills. In addition, the ESF Opt In organisations will be submitting their applications covering activity agreed with Local Enterprise Partnerships and local partners.

The ERDF and the ESF Operational Programmes (OPs) are close to final agreement with the European Commission and are due to adopted around June. You can view the most recent versions of the Operational Programmes on the gov.uk website –see

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For details on the calls specifications, go to the new ESIF Funding Finder on GOV.UK