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European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is a fund allocated by the European Union and allocates funding to different regions throughout the European Union to boost economic development in less prosperous areas.

Healthwatch Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Council is a partner within Healthwatch Middlesbrough.  Healthwatch is a strong independent consumer champion which will strengthen the collective voice of citizens and communities in influencing local health and social care services to better meet their needs and support people to better access the services they need when they need them.

To find out more about Healthwatch you can e-mail healthwatchmiddlesbrough@pcp.uk.net or visit the Healthwatch website.

North East competitiveness and employment programme

The North East competitiveness and employment programme has €375.7 million of ERDF to invest. It focuses on 2 main priorities:

  • priority 1: enhancing and exploiting innovation
  • priority 2: business growth and enterprise

Information on the operational programme and investment frameworks can be found below:

To find out more on the North East programmes you can e-mail NE.ERDFenquiries@communities.gsi.gov.uk or call 0303 444 6475. Further information is also available online.

Safer Middlesbrough Partnership

The Safer Middlesbrough Partnership (SMP) is a merged Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) and Drugs and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT). The SMP Responsible Authorities Group, provides strategic direction to Community Safety Partners, with the aim of coordinating a multi-agency response to reduce the harms caused through the misuse of drugs and alcohol, reduce crime and ant-social behaviour and reduce the fear of crime.

To find out more or to contact the Safer Middlesbrough Partnership you can ring 01642 728756 or email: smpadmin@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Tees Valley Unlimited

Tees Valley Unlimited is the private and public sector Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for the Tees Valley.  Its aims include striving to deliver jobs and economic growth across the Tees Valley. To find out more or to contact Tees Valley Unlimited you can email info@teesvalleyunlimited.gov.uk or visit the Tees Valley Unlimited website.

The Local Growth Minister, Penny Mordaunt, MP, visited Tees Valley Unlimited in 2014 to sign a 'Growth Deal' which triggered £90 million worth of investment in the area to help revitalise the local economy. The additional funding, which will be concentrated in the Tees Valley over four to five years, will focus on investment in innovation, transport, infrastructure, skills and business support projects, leading to the creation of a significant number of additional jobs.

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