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.
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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:
- ERDF North East operational programme 2007-2013
- ERDF North East operational programme 2007-2013 (revised)
- ERDF North East investment frameworks
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.