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. Through this plan, we’re raising approximately €41 million to enhance Gloucestershire’s economy and environment.
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.
*Call now closed* New European Funding Call Open for Specialist Support for the Manufacturing Sector
The European Regional Development Fund call offers up to £500,000 to organisations to deliver specialist business support for the manufacturing sector.
Our ESIF committee, chaired by LEP board member Adam Starkey, works to ensure funding gets allocated to the areas that need it most.
16 July 2018
Improving Gloucestershire’s connectivity for all
It’s no secret that GFirst LEP have supported a variety of high profile transport projects in Gloucestershire including; Elmbridge Court Roundabout, the A40 Over Roundabout and the South West Bypass to name but a few.
9 July 2018
SMEs urged to take advantage of funded training
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to take advantage of fully funded skills training for their workforce, available at Gloucestershire College, before the March 2019 deadline.
22 June 2018
Prime Minister chairs first Council of Local Enterprise Partnership Leaders at Downing Street
The Prime Minister met with the leaders of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) today to celebrate their achievements to date and to map out key areas for cooperation under the UK’s Modern Industrial Strategy.
1 June 2018
Private Sector Board Member - Small Business Champion
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30 May 2018
GFirst LEP Vacancy - Project Support Administrator Digital Infrastructure
25 May 2018
GFirst LEP Charity Work
GFirst LEP is proud to have supported National Star College as our Charity of the Year.
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