European focused fund updates

Heart of the South West LEP: new EU funding

The Heart of the South West (covering Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset) has an allocation of just over £107m from Europe for 2014-2020 for investment in projects and initiatives which support the economic growth of the area. New calls for … Continue reading

Europe for Citizens: town twinning

Applications can be made under the Europe for Citizens programme for EU funding to support town twinning and networks of twin towns: Town twinning Towns/municipalities or their twinning committees or other non-profit organisations representing local authorities can apply for up … Continue reading

EU funding for rural businesses

There are opportunities for rural businesses to access EU funding to help them to grow and innovate: grants are available through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for food processing, rural tourism infrastructure and business development. The funding is … Continue reading

LIFE+ 2017

LIFE+ is the EU programme for environment and nature conservation projects. It is divided into two sub-programmes: LIFE-Environment includes support for environment & resource efficiency, nature & biodiversity, environmental information and governance. LIFE-Climate Action will support regional low-carbon and climate resilience strategies … Continue reading

EU Interreg Programmes

From 2014 to 2020, Devon has access to funding from five separate Interreg programmes which support co-operation and sharing of good practice between European regions: France (Channel) England – for co-operation between areas of England and France bordering the English … Continue reading

Interreg France (Channel) England

The France (Channel) England Interreg programme (sometimes referred to as the Manche programme) covers a broad eligible area extending from Cornwall to Norfolk in the UK and from Finistère to Pas de Calais in France. Projects need to be developed collaboratively … Continue reading

EU LEADER programme: Local Action Groups in Devon

Businesses and organisations across rural Devon can apply for funding for activities to develop the rural economy. The five LEADER programmes in Devon are open for applications for funding to support the local area. The priorities are to: increase farm … Continue reading

Erasmus+ – EU funding for education, training, youth & sport

Details of how to apply for EU funding from the Erasmus+ Programme in 2017 are now available. Erasmus+ is the main European fund for education, training, youth and sport activities. It runs from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of … Continue reading

Enterprise Europe Network South West

The Enterprise Europe Network South West (EENSW) can provide a wealth of information on doing business, finding collaborative partners and increasing business competitiveness in Europe. The EEN partnering database provides access to information on companies throughout Europe and further afield … Continue reading

EU Gateway Business Avenues

EU Gateway Business Avenues is an initiative funded by the European Union helping European companies to establish long-lasting business collaborations in Asia. Selected European companies get the opportunity to participate in a one-week business mission in any of the three … Continue reading

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