2007 to 2013 ERDF programmes: progress and achievements

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Since 2007, the 10 ERDF programmes in England have invested billions of pounds of funding into local projects.


Across England, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) investments have:

  • helped 14,933 new businesses to start or move into the local areas
  • created around 62,507 jobs for local people

(Figures correct at March 2014.)

Projects funded by ERDF

The documents below provide a full list of all the projects funded by ERDF in England.

The London ERDF programme is administered by the Greater London Authority (GLA). Details of ERDF London-funded projects are available on the GLA website.

Case studies

A number of case studies have been developed to demonstrate the impact that ERDF is having across England to local people, local business and the economy. There are more case studies on the European Commission’s UK website.

Annual implementation reports

Each programme provides an annual report for the European Commission in June explaining the progress made in the previous year. The latest reports for 2012 are available below.

Evaluation of the programmes

All ERDF programmes were evaluated during 2010 and 2011 to assess performance at the mid-point of the programme lifetime. Below are the findings of all the evaluation activities.

The ERDF London interim evaluation (PDF, 4.7MB) is available on the GLA website.