This call is now closed. Please do not submit an application for this call. The information provided on this page is for reference purposes only.
Important Notice for this Call
The process for applying under this call outlined below is the normal route to apply for funding. However we are aware that some users have been having issues with the IT system LOGASnet. A Word version of the application form is available here. If you are unable to submit your application on the IT system we will accept a Word version as a temporary measure for this specific call. This must be submitted to the email address in Section 6 in the call specification by the deadline specified in the call. Applications submitted after this deadline cannot be accepted. Applicants will still be expected to submit an application using the IT system and should do so as soon as they can access the IT system.
This call is looking to extend coverage of superfast broadband network infrastructure (capable of delivering speeds of more than 30 Mbps) by providing financial support for projects to extend availability of superfast broadband networks.
For more information, download the call specification.
The project must cover all of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership area where there is no or limited access to superfast broadband.
Up to £3.5 million for transition areas and £775,000 for more developed areas of funding is available through this call. A minimum value of £500,000 of funding can be applied for.
Outline application deadline: 6 May 2015.
The project must be completed no later than 31 December 2018.
How to apply
Step one: register
Register by sending an email to esif1420.ITqueries@communities.gsi.gov.uk.
Put ‘Register to apply for ESIF’ in the subject line.
In the email, include:
- your full name
- full name of your organisation
- email address
- phone number (including extension)
If you’re already registered, you can make your outline application right away.
Step two: make an outline application
We’ll register you on our system within 10 working days. Then we’ll contact you and tell you how to make your outline application.
You can start preparing your application while you wait. Download the instructions on how to apply.
You are also advised to read details on the selection and assessment of projects and the guidance and requirements on key areas of the funds that a successful applicant will need to comply with. The latest draft version of the European Regional Development Fund operational programme is also available to refer to.
What happens next
If your outline application is successful, we’ll contact you and ask you to make a full application.
If you have a question, contact SW.ESIF@communities.gsi.gov.uk
Call reference number: OC16R15P 0008