Further advice

64. Where can I find further information?

The ESIF programme is not expected to open until later this year 2015 but more information and guidance on who can apply and how to apply is available at the following link https://www.gov.uk/england-2014-to-2020-european-structural-and-investmentfunds-growth-programme

If you want to keep up-to-date with progress, you will be able to sign up for alerts which will be available through the Gov.uk website at the following link https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/making-european-funding-work-better-forthe-uk-economy.

You can also sign up to receive the ‘New Programme Partner Update Circular’ which is available by emailing esif@communities.gsi.gov.uk

The Government plans to publish detailed information on the ESF and ERDF programmes on the gov.uk website when possible.

European Funding in England https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/making-european-funding-work-better-for-the-uk-economy

ESF Websites http://ec.europa.eu/esf/main.jsp?catId=62&langId=en https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/european-social-fund-2014-to-2020- plans/european-social-fund-2014-to-2020-plans

ERDF https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/european-regional-development-fundoperational-programme-2014-to-2020

The Government plans to publish detailed information on the ESF and ERDF programmes on the gov.uk website when possible.

England ESIF Growth Programme GOV.UK Pages: A new short URL address has been created for the ESIF GOV.UK pages to make it easier to share with partners. The new address is: www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

65. When will more detailed information be available?

Once the Government publishes definitive guidance then we will be able to share it on the D2N2 website at http://www.d2n2lep.org/EUFunding

In the meantime, we will will continue to update this Q&A regularly until the programmes launch in 2015. 

The European Commission has produced a guide which explains how
a) to access and use the European Structural and Investment Funds and
b) how to exploit complementarities with other instruments of relevant Union policies.

See http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/newsroom/detail.cfm?LAN=en&id=1819&lang=en

66. Where can I find out more about state aid implications for my proposed project?

D2N2 staff are not able to offer specific advice regarding state aid. However national guidance is available at the following link  https://www.gov.uk/state-aid

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