Our Funding Streams
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).
Our EU Structural & Investment Funds Strategy was submitted to the government in January 2014. We were successfully allocated in excess of £41m of EU funds to enhance Gloucestershire’s economy, skills and environment. This has leveraged in match funding, with the result that by January 2021 £66m has been invested in our economy.
As part of this strategy, we have stimulated 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:
- Broadband – £4.3 million
- Innovation – £1.7 million
- Business support – £8.6 million
- Environment – £2.9 million
- Employment – £3.3 million
- Rural tourism – £2.3 million
- Low carbon innovation – £1.8 million
- Skills – £8.24 million
- Social inclusion – £5.8 million
There are no open calls, as all the funds have been allocated. Find out how we’re already making the most of this funding on our projects page.