Sustainable Urban Development (ICT, SME Support and Low Carbon): call in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (OC08R17S 0588)

Sustainable Urban Development call to run a project to enhance access to, and use and quality of, Information and Communications Technology, enhance the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises and supports the shift towards a low carbon economy.

Details

This call is looking to enhance access to, and use and quality of, Information and Communications Technology, enhance the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises and supports the shift towards a low carbon economy and more specifically:

  • Developing Information and Communications Technology products and services, e-commerce, and enhancing demand for Information and Communications Technology
  • Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators
  • Promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises
  • Supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings, and in the housing sector

For more information, download the call specification.

Location

Project’s put forward under this call must cover the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area but more specifically the Nottingham SUD Strategy area including Nottingham, Broxtowe, and parts of Ashfield, Gedling and Rushcliffe.

Value

Up to £9,800,700 of funding is available through this call (£780,000 under Priority Axis 2, £5,510,700 under Priority Axis 3 and £3,510,000 under Priority Axis 4). A minimum value of £500,000 of funding can be applied for.

Deadlines

Outline application deadline: 2 March 2018

Review points:

  • 10 November 2017
  • 5 January 2017

Completion date

It is anticipated that funding from this call will be awarded for up to 3 years.

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Outline Application form to the email address provided in the call document. The guidance provides information to help you complete the form. The form and guidance can be found here.

Please make sure that you are using the latest version of the form and guidance from our website to submit your application.

You are also advised to read the details in the call documents in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme can be found from our home page.

You may also find it helpful to see details regarding Technical Assistance projects. Details of these can be found on our website.

What happens next

If your outline application is successful, we’ll contact you and ask you to make a full application.

Contact details

If you have a question, contact em.erdfenquiries@communities.gsi.gov.uk.

Call reference number: OC08R17S 0588

Published 20 September 2017