Our strategy for Gloucestershire fits closely with the three National Operational Programmes – the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Social Fund (ESF).
As part of this strategy, we’re stimulating local enterprise, helping rural projects, and getting people into work across the county.
Through this European funding, we’re overseeing money committed to the following areas:
Please note that the budget is likely to change due to fluctuations in the euro conversion rate. Each commitment attracts match funding, so the overall budget is likely to exceed €80 million.
Find out how we’re already making the most of this funding on our projects page.
View our latest funding opportunities, available as part of the ESIF, and get your business growing.
RDPE Growth Programme Calls for Tourism Infrastructure
These grants are for capital investments that will help grow and develop tourism in rural areas. The aim is for visitors to spend more time and money in the rural parts of the GFirst LEP area.
High Impact Export Support for High Growth SMEs
This call provides a funding opportunity of approximately £500k of ERDF resource (matched at 50% so the total value is £1m). It is predominantly seeking to invest European Regional Development funds in activities to boost exports of high Growth Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The following European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) call is now open for partners to begin the application process. This call invites proposals that support inward (foreign direct) investment into the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership area.
Our ESIF committee, chaired by LEP board member Adam Starkey, works to ensure funding gets allocated to the areas that need it most.
18 October 2017
GFirst LEP collaborate with Cybersecurity company PixelPin
GFirst LEP has collaborated with Cybersecurity company, PixelPin, to provide secure access to the Growth Hub’s online business support services.
4 October 2017
GFirst LEP Annual Review 2017
We’d like to say a big thank you to those that our attended our sixth Annual Review event at Rush Skate Park, in Brimscombe, Stroud.
21 September 2017
Get to Know GFirst LEP
Discover how GFirst LEP is transforming Gloucestershire's economy.
16 September 2017
High Impact Export Support for High Growth SMES
Gloucestershire is home to major exporters such as Prima Dental and Renishaw, however as identified in the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Structural and Investment Funds Strategy, there is evidence that productivity has slowed.
10 September 2017
New Call ERDF
The following European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) call is now open for partners to begin the application process. This call invites proposals that support inward (foreign direct) investment into the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership area. The budget for this call is £500K. The closing date for submissions is 10th November 2017.
29 August 2017
Private Sector & Voluntary/Community Sector Board Member
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