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European Structural and Investment Funds in the Solent

The European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Programme comprises of three separate funds – the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) – all aiming to increase economic and social prosperity in the sub region, and to create a more competitive, prosperous and inclusive economy.  

Further information in relation to the 2014 - 2021 ESIF programme is available at: www.gov.uk/england-2014-to-2020-european-structural-and-investment-funds

The funds are administered by central Government and all information in relation to funding opportunities available through European Structural and Investment Funds to 2022/23 will be available at: www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds

The Solent LEP encourages local organisations to bid for this funding, which requires match funding and is profiled over a seven year period to 2020/21 and information in relation to current and past opportunities is available below.

A key message for applicants is that these funds are guaranteed by the Treasury regardless of Brexit outcomes, ERDF and ESF projects can run up to the end of 2023.


There are no current calls 


Previous Calls 

 All calls listed below are now closed and information is provided for reference purposes only.  

The Department of Work & Pensions, who manage the European Social Fund, ran a call for projects of up to £1 million (£2 million worth of activity) for the Solent.

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