European Structural and Investment Funds state aid documents

State aid documents for the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund.


Calculating the Gross Grant Equivalent in ERDF and ESF projects

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View the latest state aid schemes relating to the state aid guidance above.

European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme is funding for projects that create jobs and supports local growth. The funds include:

  • the European Social Fund
  • the European Regional Development Fund
  • part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development helps with improving the environment and improving farming and forestry competitiveness. It also supports rural businesses to grow and expand, improve knowledge and skills and get started.

Read more information and access documents on this fund.

ERDF and ESF programmes will continue to invest in projects after 31 December 2020. All funding must finish by the end of 2023.

Published 16 February 2017
Last updated 19 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. ERDF and ESF specific documents moved to their respective State Aid pages

  2. Added Calculating Gross Grant Equivalent Guidance for ERDF and ESF.

  3. First published.