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European Structural andInvestment Funds : Future ofStructural Funds in EnglandIngrid GardinerESF Effectiveness ManagerIngr...
European FundingNetwork
European Structural andInvestment FundsIntroduction to the European Structural and Investment Funds•The Structural and Coh...
European Structural andInvestment Funds2007-2013 ProgrammeDWP’s European Social Fund Division (ESFD) is the Managing Autho...
Proposed Delivery Arrangements
European Structural andInvestment Funds• To re-cap, LEPs are responsible for:• coming up with an investment strategy for s...
Civil Society and LEPs• Engagement with allstakeholders• Building meaningfulstrategic relationships• Help deliver social i...
Local focusnew opportunities?• Match funding for thesector (e.g. Big LotteryFund) to complementGrowth Programme• Community...
Local focusnew opportunities?• What is CLLD?• Modelled on previous Leader approaches (RDPE)• An optional tool for territor...
Tasks of LAGs• Local Action Groups(LAGs) select accountablebody• Build capacity• Draw up selection criteria• Call for prop...
Why should LEPsconsider working withthe sector• Local communities and business in control of needs of localarea and prefer...
TimetableDomestic timetableSpring 2013 –Guidance to LEPs on EU Investment Strategies issued;UK Partnership Agreement out t...
Questions?• contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk• dwp.gov.uk• londontenders.org• competefor.com• tenders.ac.uk• bluelight.g...
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Future of EU Structural Funds in England

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Ingrid Gardiner (ESF Effectiveness manager) discussed European structural and Investment funds and the future of structural funds in England.

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Future of EU Structural Funds in England

  1. 1. European Structural andInvestment Funds : Future ofStructural Funds in EnglandIngrid GardinerESF Effectiveness ManagerIngrid.gardiner@ncvo-vol.org.uk
  2. 2. European FundingNetwork
  3. 3. European Structural andInvestment FundsIntroduction to the European Structural and Investment Funds•The Structural and Cohesion Funds are the European Union’smain funding programmes for reducing social and economicdisparities across the EU. In England, these funds comprisethe:•European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) whichsupports research, innovation, business development andinfrastructure investment•European Social Fund (ESF) which supports training,enhancing access to employment and social inclusion.•It will also include part of the European Agricultural Fundfor Rural Development (EAFRD), and will be aligned with theEuropean Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). Thisfunding should begin to come on stream in mid-2014.
  4. 4. European Structural andInvestment Funds2007-2013 ProgrammeDWP’s European Social Fund Division (ESFD) is the Managing Authorityof the ESF Programme in England and funding is ‘matched’ with UKGovernment funding. You can also access ESF through one of the Co-financing organisations, including NOMS, and Skills Funding Agency.More information on the European Social Fund in England is available atwww.dwp.gov.uk/esf. For information on ESF and civil society, please goto our dedicated European Funding Network website.Above opportunities tendered through PQQ and ITTCommunity Grants through Grant Co-ordinating Bodiese.g. Tower Hamlets CVS, The Consultancy Home Counties Limited,Surrey Community Action and WEA.
  5. 5. Proposed Delivery Arrangements
  6. 6. European Structural andInvestment Funds• To re-cap, LEPs are responsible for:• coming up with an investment strategy for spending their allocation• finding projects to deliver that strategy, using a mixture ofcommissioning, bidding and co-financing as best meets local need• finding match funding for those projects• ensuring those projects deliver their targets• making sure their allocations are spent on time• monitoring how well they are delivering against their strategies andthe programme priorities
  7. 7. Civil Society and LEPs• Engagement with allstakeholders• Building meaningfulstrategic relationships• Help deliver social inclusion(20%!)• That is not the only offer –civil society sector comesin many different forms –CICs, social enterprises,mutuals and trade unions
  8. 8. Local focusnew opportunities?• Match funding for thesector (e.g. Big LotteryFund) to complementGrowth Programme• Community Led LocalDevelopment• Community Grants• Social innovation, socialinclusion, socialinvestment, technicalassistance and capacitybuilding
  9. 9. Local focusnew opportunities?• What is CLLD?• Modelled on previous Leader approaches (RDPE)• An optional tool for territorial development• Focussed on sub-regional areas (10-150,000population)• Driven by local communities• Multi-sectoral (public, private and civil society)• Integrated approach single or multi-fund optionspossible e.g. ESF + ERDF; Leader + ESF + ERDF;EMFF + ESF etc.
  10. 10. Tasks of LAGs• Local Action Groups(LAGs) select accountablebody• Build capacity• Draw up selection criteria• Call for proposals• Selection• Monitoring and evaluation
  11. 11. Why should LEPsconsider working withthe sector• Local communities and business in control of needs of localarea and preferred solutions• Opportunity for small scale localised and micro-interventions• Interventions complementary to LEP investment strategies• Builds the capacity of communities to act & work inpartnership to respond to economic, social andenvironmental challenges• Based on co-responsibility and ownership• Networking and cooperation activities• Strong focus on innovation• Long term investment• Benefits of investment stay in community• Concentrated on areas of need
  12. 12. TimetableDomestic timetableSpring 2013 –Guidance to LEPs on EU Investment Strategies issued;UK Partnership Agreement out to formal consultationJune 2013 – Final Guidance issued to LEPsSeptember 2013 – Investment Strategies to BISPartners encouraged to link up with LEPs NOW to develop‘transformational’ projects.
  13. 13. Questions?• contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk• dwp.gov.uk• londontenders.org• competefor.com• tenders.ac.uk• bluelight.gov.uk• fundingcentral.orgThank you and remember that this is an opportunity for you…http://www.europeanfundingnetwork.euThank you!

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