Guidance

European Structural and Investment Funds: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19.

Documents

ERDF letter to Growth Programme Board and Sub Committee Members 25 June 2020

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ESIF letter to Growth Programme Board and Sub Committee Members 8 April 2020

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ESIF letter to Growth Programme Board and Sub Committee Members 23 March 2020

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ERDF visitor economy: funding allocations

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Details

The information provided on this page aims to keep our ESIF partners informed on the developments regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds in response to COVID-19. It will be updated as developments take place and information becomes available.

In addition to the information shared on this page, you can also view the latest messages sent out through our ESIF Partner Bulletin. To sign up to receive the bulletin directly, please email esif@communities.gov.uk.

You can view the response to COVID-19 in other parts of the UK by visiting the following websites: Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

View the full UK government response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis; and guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

ESIF programmes continue to invest in projects after the transition period ended on 31 December 2020. All funding must finish by the end of 2023.

Published 26 March 2020
Last updated 21 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. The ESF COVID-19 Q & A Background and Question one has been updated, Questions 3, 12 16, 17 and 24 have been closed.

  2. The ESF Q&A background section and Questions 13 and 14 have been updated. Questions 2, 4, 6, 11,15, 23, 26 and 29 have been closed. Question 30 has been added.

  3. The ESF Q&A background section has been updated to provide clarity and questions - 2, 13, 15, 24 have been updated. Four questions and answers have been closed - these are: 7, 8, 20, 22

  4. The ESF Q&A background section has been updated to provide clarity and questions 9, 10, 19, 21 and 27 have been closed.

  5. The ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates

  6. ESF Q and A has been updated to add additional information to Question 9.

  7. The ESF Q and A has been updated. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  8. The ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  9. The EAFRD Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  10. The ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  11. The ESF Q&A has been updated. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  12. The ESF Q&A has been updated. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  13. The ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a couple of existing questions. There is one additional new question. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  14. The ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  15. The EAFRD Q&A has been updated. See the dates next to all questions for recent updates and additions.

  16. The ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  17. The ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  18. ERDF Q&A has been updated with amended or new questions and answers. See dates next to questions for recent updates.

  19. The EAFRD Q&A has been updated to add a new question and answer. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  20. The ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  21. The ERDF and ESF Q&A has been updated to provide clarity to a number of existing questions. See the dates next to the questions for updates.

  22. The Q&A for the European Social Fund has been updated. See notes next to question numbers to view updated or newly published questions.

  23. New ERDF letter to partners published on 26 June 2020 providing an update on the ERDF Programme response to COVID-19.

  24. The Q&As for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) have been updated. See date next to questions for those updated or added.

  25. The ESF Q & A has been updated with amended answers to existing questions. A new question and answer has also been added. See date next to questions for those updated or added.

  26. The ERDF and ESF Q&A have been updated with new questions or amended answers to existing questions. See date of update next to questions for those updated or added.

  27. ESF Question and Answers have been updated and additional information has been included within the ERDF Q&A regarding the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund.

  28. Question 16 and 17 has been updated in the European Social Fund Q&A.

  29. The ERDF and EAFRD Q&A documents have been updated on 12 May 2020.

  30. ERDF, ESF and EAFRD Q&A documents was updated on 28 April 2020.

  31. The ERDF and ESF Q&A documents have been updated on 21 April 2020.

  32. The EAFRD Q&A document have been updated on 14 April 2020.

  33. The ERDF and ESF Q&A documents have been updated on 8 April 2020. In addition, a new letter to partners regarding the ESIF Programme has been added.

  34. A new Q&A has been published on 1 April 2020 for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2014 to 2020 Programme - Rural Development Programme for England: Growth Programme. This details EAFRD response to COVID-19.

  35. First published.