This call is looking to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises, promote climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management and preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency, and specifically:
- promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators
- supporting the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development
- promoting investment to address specific risks, ensuring disaster resilience and developing disaster management systems
- protecting and restoring biodiversity and soil and promoting ecosystem services, including through Natura 2000, and green infrastructure
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Project’s put forward under this call must cover the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership area.
Up to £12,000,000 of funding is available through this call (SME support £5,000,000, Climate change £2,000,000 and Environment £5,000,000). A minimum value of £500,000 of funding can be applied for.
Outline application deadline: 27 July 2018
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.
If you have a question, contact YH.ERDFENQUIRIES@communities.gsi.gov.uk.
Call reference number: OC20R18S 0780