8 ESIFs a calling – early Christmas present but to whom?

Featuring Andrew Richards | 11th December, 2017

On Friday (8th December), my email inbox received notification of eight ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) calls for projects in the South West.

They are as follows:

Call/LEP area Overview Value available and minimum grant award My assessment as to whether the call is applicable to a direct application from business? Closing date
SME Support: call in Gloucestershire (OC11R17P 0698) Call to run a project enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in Gloucestershire £500k

minimum = £300k

No – business support but see Note 1) 26 January 2018
SME Support: call in Heart of the South West (OC16R17P 0695)

 

Call to run a project enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in Heart of the South West. £3.2m

 

minimum = £500k

Possibly – for property developers as indicative actions include ‘Provision of land and premises for employment sites,

including incubation space, managed workspace, or

grow-on space’

 

See Note 1

26 January 2018
Low Carbon: call in Swindon and Wiltshire – Resource and Energy Efficient Businesses (OC33R17P 0692) Call to run projects supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy in Swindon and Wiltshire £1m

 

minimum £500k

Possibly – see indicative actions and required outputs etc. in call specification 26 January 2018
Low Carbon: call in Swindon and Wiltshire (OC33R17P 0691)

 

Call to run project’s supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy in Swindon and Wiltshire £1m

 

minimum £500k

Possibly? – see indicative actions and required outputs etc. in call specification 26 January 2018
Environment and Resource Efficiency: call in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (OC05R17P 0694)

 

Call to run a project focussed on preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. £2.6m

 

minimum £500k

See Note 2

 

Possibly – see Indicative actions and required outputs etc. in call specification

26 January 2018
Climate change: call in all Local Enterprise Partnership areas (OC50R17P 0704)

 

Call for project’s promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management in all Local Enterprise Partnership areas £8m

 

minimum £500k

 

Possibly – see indicative actions and required outputs etc. in call specification

 

(Flood protection/coastal erosion mitigation etc.)

26 January 2018
Research and Innovation: call in Swindon and Wiltshire (OC33R17P 0697)

 

Call to run a project promoting research and innovation in Swindon and Wiltshire £500k

 

minimum £500k

See Note 1

 

Possibly – see indicative actions and required outputs etc. in call specification

 

(improved research facilities and buildings renovated)

26 January 2018
Research and Innovation: call in West of England (OC37R17P 0696)

 

Call to run a project promoting research and innovation in West of England £700k

 

minimum £500

See Note 1

 

26 January 2018

Note

  1. There is a reference to grants and/or vouchers and/ or other funding in the Indicative Actions, so possibly the organisation(s) that secures the contract may offer funding as part of that contract delivery.
  2. Applications for delegated grant schemes will be considered.

I will be liaising with the renewable energy experts in our corporate finance team to see what they think of the low carbon calls.

As with previous blogs on ESIF calls, if you think any call may be of interest to you, then please have a good look yourself to see if it could be applicable.

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