ERDF programmes: progress and achievements
Across England, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) investments have:
- helped 12,751 new businesses to start or move into the local areas
- created around 44,805 jobs for local people
(Figures correct at June 2013.)
The European Commission sets each programme expenditure targets in euros to meet each year throughout its lifetime. These are known as ‘N+2’ targets. Any amount unspent against this target at the end of each year is decommitted from the programme value and the potential investment is lost locally.
All 10 programmes in England have met their investment targets every year since they started.
Projects funded by ERDF
The documents below provide a full list of all the projects funded by ERDF in England.
The London ERDF programme is administered by the Greater London Authority (GLA). Details of ERDF London-funded projects are available on the GLA website.
A number of case studies have been developed to demonstrate the impact that ERDF is having across England to local people, local business and the economy. There are more case studies on the European Commission’s UK website.
Programme newsletters and bulletins
Annual implementation reports
Each programme provides an annual report for the European Commission in June explaining the progress made in the previous year. The reports for 2012 are currently being drafted and will be made available once approved. The latest reports for 2011 are available below.
The ERDF London annual implementation report (PDF, 1.84MB) is available on the GLA website.
Evaluation of the programmes
All ERDF programmes were evaluated during 2010 and 2011 to assess performance at the mid-point of the programme lifetime. Below are the findings of all the evaluation activities.
The ERDF London interim evaluation (PDF, 4.7MB) is available on the GLA website.
Other programme information
The documents below include information about progress and achievements in the North West, East Midlands and West Midlands ERDF programmes.