European Funding, LEP’S & the 3rd Sector
What is European Funding?
European funding programmes provide financial support to public and private organisations, and in rare cases to individuals in the form of grants in order to help them implement projects or activities that further the EU policies, programmes and interests.
The 2014-20 programme brings together ESF (Employment and skills), ERDF (Innovation, ICT, SME competitiveness and low carbon) and EAFRD (Rural development) funding streams through the single European Structural and Investment Programme.
LEPs have been given responsibility for designing local investment strategies for the delivery of European funding through the 2014-120 programme.
The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) covers the County of Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
Greater Lincolnshire LEP Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) sets out the priorities for growth in Greater Lincolnshire.
A local European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) committee has been established to take a strategic oversight of local investments. This committee contains a community and voluntary sector representative.
We have facilitated workshops and events to identify opportunities for the community and voluntary sector to get involved and access European funding within Greater Lincolnshire.
Involving Lincs recently commissioned the production of a report designed to raise awareness and understanding about the contribution and ‘value’ to the local economy of the third sector in Greater Lincolnshire.
• Financial Inclusion Partnership (FIP) – Focusing on financial inclusion.
• Employment and Skills Board – Focusing on employment and skills activity as the employment and skills sub group of the LEP.
• Greater Lincolnshire training consortium.
Initial opt in partners have been confirmed as follows:
• Big Lottery Fund
• Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
• Skills Funding Agency (SFA)
How can I get involved?
If you would like to get involved in supporting the sector to engage in the European programme, please contact Ben Barley on 01522 551683 or firstname.lastname@example.org