Engage with ESIF!

Supporting the Third Sector to engage with the Leeds City Region (LCR) European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) programme.

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The European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) programme 2014-2020 has now gone live and the first funding opportunities have been launched. The programme locally is being delivered through Leeds City Region (LCR) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Engage with ESIF!

The Engage with ESIF! project was funded by the Big Lottery Fund to support the sector to engage with the LCR ESIF programme; it ran until September 2015 and offered a series of awareness-raising, engagement and development workshops and other activities across the city region, together with information and communications through this website. As part of its work the project has helped to put organisations in touch with each other through the Partner Finder page in order to help them develop bids for funding.

Engage with ESIF! was delivered by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL), in conjunction with its CVS or equivalent partner in each of the districts covered by the LCR ESIF programme. Within VAL the project was led by Supporting Links to Commissioning (SLtC). To contact VAL directly about Engage with ESIF! or the ESIF programme generally please e-mail richard.norton@val.org.uk.

BIG's funding for Engage with ESIF! has now finished but VAL will continue to maintain and update these pages as a resource for the sector. In addition VAL, along with two of the Engage with ESIF! partners, NOVA and Your Consortium, will in future provide support for the sector as partners in the L-CREATE Technical Assistance project led by West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

More information can be found on the linked pages listed in the right hand column. 

Join the mailing list to receive regular updates on the ESIF programme in LCR, or follow @sltcleeds on Twitter to receive notifications when these appear.

Register on our Partner Finder page if you are interested in being involved in the delivery of the ESIF programme in LCR as a lead bidder or delivery partner.


This page updated 8/6/16