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Working in partnership

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 in 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 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 or call 0303 444 6475. Further information is also available online.

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 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.