E U Funding Calls

The 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds bring the European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund and part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development together into a single European Union Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme for England supporting the key growth priorities of innovation, research and development, support for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, low carbon, skills, employment, and social inclusion.

The Government has confirmed that it will guarantee EU funding for structural and investment fund projects signed before the UK’s departure from the EU, even when these projects continue after we have left the EU.

As a result, British businesses and other organisations will have additional certainty over future funding and should continue to apply for EU funding while the UK remains a member of the EU.

Current calls:

Low Carbon: call in Buckinghamshire Thames Valley (click here)

This call is looking to supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy in all sectors and in particular: promote the production and distribution of energy derived from renewable resources; promote energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises; support energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings, and in the housing sector; promote low-carbon strategies for all types of territories, in particular for urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable multimodal urban mobility and mitigation-relevant adaptation measures; and promote research and innovation in, and adoption of, low-carbon technologies.

Closing date: 26 January 2018

For more information, download the call specification.


European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development calls:

Calls are being published on a single web page to make it as easy as possible to apply. The page includes handbooks for each type of call, which include information on what activity is eligible and how to apply, please visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme

Key documents can also be downloaded from the links below: