Presentation on theme: "D2N2 LEP: European Structural and Investment Funds"— Presentation transcript:
1 D2N2 LEP: European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 Richard KirklandESIF CoordinatorIntroduce self, role,Define ESIFPurpose – few words about where D2N2 is with its ESIF work, the next steps and particularly the D2N2 ESIF Local Implementation Plan consultation document that you have in your papers.
2 Purpose of the Presentation To give an overview of the D2N2 ESIF programmeTo outline the nature, range and scope of activitiesTo explain the ‘route to market’ for applicantsTo give an opportunity to seek further clarification through the workshop sessions
3 What are the European Structural and Investment Funds? ESIF are the European Commission’s primary mechanism for“reducing social and economic disparities across the EU”.In England, these funds comprise the following elements:European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)supports research, innovation, business development and infrastructure investmentEuropean Social Fund (ESF)supports skills, enhancing access to employment and social inclusion.European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)supports economic development in our rural areas .The EU regional policy is financed by three main funds, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund(ESF), both referred to as “Structural Funds” and the Cohesion Fund (CF). These funds are based on the principles of co-financing andshared management. EU financial support always runs alongside national public or private financing. Depending on a number of socioeconomicfactors, the co-financing may vary between 50% and 85% of the total cost of interventions. The guidelines for ERDF and ESF actions are designed at European level, whereas implementation on the ground is managed by the relevant national or regional authorities in each Member State.
4 Who is responsible for the Funds? In England the accountable body (Managing Authority) for each funding element is:ERDF - Department for Communities and Local Government. (DCLG)ESF - Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)EAFRD - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)All applications, monitoring, financial processing and change requests go through Managing Authorities.Payments to projects on defrayment and in arrears (3 months)Matched funding of 50% is required across the programme.
5 D2N2 ESIF Financial Allocations 2014-2020 ESIF is “funding of last resort” and intended to add value to the D2N2 areaERDF - £104.4mESF - £104.4mEAFRD - £5.5mBIS have given guidance on levels of spending for LEPs
6 ESIF and Rural AreasMainstream delivery in rural areas through ERDF and ESF.This will be enhanced through EAFRD(European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development)D2N2 has an allocation of £5.5mMatch funding is required but levels vary
7 ESIF and Rural Areas In D2N2 we have allocated funds to: Rural Business AdviceSupporting processing/marketing of agricultural productsBusiness Start up non agriculturalCreation & Development of non agri activitiesSmall scale renewable energyBroadband infrastructure & use of ICTSmall scale tourism infrastructureCollaboration in joint work processes & developing marketing tourism
8 What we’re buying with EAFRD money… Beneficiaries Advised 5,600Jobs createdSupporting processing/marketing of agricultural products 2,500Business Start up non agriculturalSmall scale renewable energyBroadband infrastructureSmall scale tourism infrastructureCollaboration in joint work processes & developing marketing tourism
9 What we’re buying for the ERDF & ESF money… ESIF has specific outputs and outcomes: D2N2 haveset the following broad targets for the programme5000 businesses receiving support – e.g. ICT, low carbon, SME competitiveness400 new enterprises supported15,000 people supported to find employment8,000 people supported in relation to social inclusion2,500 businesses improving skill levelsESIF ‘fuel in the tank’ for delivering the Strategic Economic Plan
10 Match Funding ESIF will fund 50% of the project costs Some national bodies will provide the other 50% via ESF “Opt Ins”. In D2N2 the opt in organisations for are:Skills Funding AgencyDepartment of Work and PensionsThe Big Lottery FundA small proportion of ESF activities require match from the applicant but most ESF projects are via “Opt Ins”All ERDF & EAFRD requires match from the applicantMention some implications of use of opt ins – shared programmes with Opt in Organisations – influence delivery and selection of providers through prescribed application processes e.g. only providers registered on the Register of Training Organisations can apply for SFA – opted in provision
11 Routes into the ESIF 2014-2020 programme 2 routes for securing funding in the ESIF programme, via ‘Open Calls’ or ‘ESF Opt-Ins’A call is an open invitation for applicants to submit proposals against a published specification.Applications for funding from the ESlF may only be submitted in response to a published call for proposals issued by the Managing Authority.The ESIF Programme Board will oversee the investment of ESIF in D2N2.
12 ESIF Priority AxesInnovationPromoting climateChange adaptationEnhancing access to InformationAndCommunication TechnologiesSME CompetitivenessLow-carbon economyin all sectorsEnvironment and resource efficiencyBetter education, skillsand Life long learningSocial inclusion &combating povertyEmployment and labour MobilityProspective providers must outline in their applications how they intend to address the cross cutting themes ofSocial inclusionSustainable Development andEquality and Anti discrimination
13 D2N2 ERDF PrioritiesInnovation – new products, new markets, business processesBusiness Support – ICT, connectivity, incubation spaceAccess to Finance – early growth financeRural – Business Adviser/grants (EAFRD)8 Priority Sectors – Actions Plans for Low Carbon, Construction, Visitor Economy, Food & Drink Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Transport Equipment Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Creative IndustriesD2N2 Growth HubThe EU regional policy is financed by three main funds, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund(ESF), both referred to as “Structural Funds” and the Cohesion Fund (CF). These funds are based on the principles of co-financing andshared management. EU financial support always runs alongside national public or private financing. Depending on a number of socioeconomicfactors, the co-financing may vary between 50% and 85% of the total cost of interventions. The guidelines for ERDF and ESF actions are designed at European level, whereas implementation on the ground is managed by the relevant national or regional authorities in each Member State.
14 D2N2 ESF PrioritiesDevelop employer led, added value, flexible provision to support and enhance mainstream provisionAddress market failureBetter prepare people to secure jobsRemove barriers to employmentEngage with new businesses in skillsCoverage and coherence – D2N2 wide access
15 Social Inclusion Framework D2N2 ESF ProgrammesSocial Inclusion FrameworkTime2ChangeYE (D2N2)YEI (N)CAREERS LocalEMPLOYLocalSKILLSEU Structural & Investment Funds Strategy (2014 – 2020)Strategic Economic Plan for GrowthSkills for Growth StrategySkills & Employment DealCapital Skills FundsD2N2 Growth Hub
16 ESIF ‘Early’ Calls Technical Assistance ERDFPA1: Innovation£14,000,000PA3: SME Competitiveness£12,500,000PA4: Low Carbon£10,000,000National Products – Business Support£1,500,000ESFEMPLOY LOCAL (SFA Opt In)£6,000,000SKILLS LOCAL (SFA Opt In)£7,000,000Youth Employment Initiative£3,200,000Technical Assistance
17 Core Delivery Principles Impact and Scale: Delivery Readiness: Added Value Local ValueQuality, Performance and Efficiency:.Strategic Partnerships and Co-ordination of Market EngagementFlexibility and ResponsivenessHow will calls be assessed?Government will do technical complianceLEP will look at strategic fit, including adherence to our ‘core delivery principles’
18 Find out more… Employment and Skills /Business Support, Innovation, Rural/General ESIF / Strategy//