Search launched for EU fund committee members
Your chance to play a part in deciding priority schemes to benefit from £105m The search was today launched for members of a committee which will play a vital part in deciding where…
Your chance to play a part in deciding priority schemes to benefit from £105m
The search was today launched for members of a committee which will play a vital part in deciding where European funding in the Marches should be focused.
A new programme of European funding is being launched this year – with Local Enterprise Partnerships being given responsibility by central Government for deciding where investment should be focused.
The Marches region has been allocated approximately £105 million of EU funding for projects being developed and delivered between 2014 and 2020.
Now a recruitment process is being launched for members to join a European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) committee to oversee the programme and projects for an initial three year term.
The Marches LEP, the private sector-led organisation working in partnership with the local authorities of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, has developed an ESIF strategy which sets out priority
areas where this funding should be directed.
Roger Phillips, Chairman of the LEP Funding Forum, said: “The ESIFcommittee will have a strategic role and be involved in prioritising investments, choosing between options and deciding courses of action in cases of poor performance for EU-funded projects within the Marches.
“Made of up 17 members, the committee will include representatives from the business, education and skills, rural and voluntary and community sectors, the three local authorities and a representative from the LEP.
The European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund and European Agricultural Rural Development Fund form the total allocation and key areas which funded projects must support including research and Innovation; SME competitiveness, employment and skills, social inclusion and the low carbon economy.
For more information and details on how to apply, click here or contact the Marches LEP Technical Assistance team Gary Spence Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org or Hannah Owen
Hannah.email@example.com on 01743 252976
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