England & Wales

Accessing The Structural Funds 2014-20

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This seminar, aimed at local authorities and LEPs, offers practical guidance on access to the 2014-20 Structural Funds. It will take place two days after the Spending Review that will set out the size of the funding streams transferred to the first Single Local Growth Fund in addition to more detailed guidance on the Structural Funds. The seminar will cover:

  • The Structural Funds: an Overview
  • Accessing the Structural Funds: a LEP Perspective
  • Growing rural economies through EAFRD (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development)
  • Lessons from LEADER (links between development actions and the rural economy)
  • Finding Match Funding
  • Using the ESF
  • New Funding Mechanisms for SME support

Programme*

09:45-10:15 Registration and refreshments

10:15-10:20 Introduction; Andrew Jones and Alan Waters

10:20-11:15 Introduction and overview; Sue Baxter, Deputy Director, EU Funding and Industrial Policy, BIS

11:15-12:15 Growing rural economies and lessons from LEADER; Alison Webster, Deputy Director, European Rural Development Programme Delivery Team

12:15-13:15 The Structural Funds: making it happen; Jason Middleton, Funding and Projects Manager, New Anglia LEP

13:15-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Delivering ESF 2008-2013; Looking forward to ESF 2014-2020; Stephen Boon, Head of Grants and Community Services, London Councils, Dianna Neal, Head of Economy, Culture and Tourism, London Councils

15:00-16:15 Financial Instruments and the Structural Funds. JEREMIE (Joint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprise; Iain Derrick, DCLG Growth Delivery Team, Newcastle and JESSICA (Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas); Kenroy Quellennec-Reid, Senior Article 13 & Financial Engineering Manager, GLA

16:15-16:30 Close

*This programme is correct at the time of publication but might be altered due to speaker changes that are beyond our control.

Who should attend?
Councillors and officers involved in LEPs Funding officers
Speakers:
Sue Baxter, Deputy Director, EU Funding and Industrial Policy, BIS Alison Webster, Deputy Director, ERDP Delivery Team Jason Middleton, Funding and Projects Manager, New Anglia LEP Stephen Boon, Head of Grants and Community Services, London Councils Dianna Neal, Head of Economy, Culture and Tourism, London Councils Iain Derrick, DCLG Growth Delivery Team, Newcastle Kenroy Quellennec-Reid, Senior Article 13 & Financial Engineering Manager, GLA
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