ERDF information event

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Call Launch

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership is holding a free information event on Tuesday 10 October at Centre for Life, Newcastle, to give local partners more detail on the focus of three newly opened ERDF calls worth more than £48.1m across the North East LEP area.

Promoting research and innovation (Priority Axis 1) Download the call specification.

Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs (Priority Axis 3) Download the call specification.

Sustainable Urban Development (Priority Axis 4 and 5) Download the call specification.

The event will give businesses located in the North East LEP area advice on applying for ERDF funding as well as information on future calls and other available ESIF funding.

Practical breakout sessions will provide detailed support for each individual call and there will be time for networking at the end of the event.

9.00am: Coffee and registration 9.30am: Welcome and Introductions by Helen Golightly, Executive Director of the North East LEP 9.40am: Strategic Economic Plan for Growth with Richard Baker, Head of Strategy and Policy at the North East LEP and Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East LEP. 10.00am: How to apply for ERDF and the support available with Carol Johns McLeod, ERDF Senior Project Officer at Northumberland County Council 10.25am: Future calls and other ESIF funding available with Carol Johns McLeod, ERDF Senior Project Officer at Northumberland County Council 10.35am: The Calls – what are we looking for? Break-out sessions for each call focussed on the following:

  • Current local / regional / national landscape
  • Case studies / existing good practice
  • The ERDF call – what do we need to achieve?
  • Q&A

Breakout session 1: Research & Innovation - led by Richard Baker Breakout session 2: SME Support for Growth - led by Colin Bell Breakout session 3; Sustainable Urban Development, led by James Davies

11.30am: Coffee and networking 12.00pm: Close

Register for your ticket here.

Event details
Date 9:00am on 10 Oct 2017 to 12:00pm on 10 Oct 2017
Venue Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP