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.
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.
Kier (previously Mouchel, now part of the Kier Group PLC.) is a strategic partner of Middlesbrough Council and provides front-line customer services and administration services, including Council Tax and housing benefits administration, finance services, human resources and IT services.
To find out more, visit the Mouchel 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:
- ERDF North East operational programme 2007-2013
- ERDF North East operational programme 2007-2013 (revised)
- ERDF North East investment frameworks
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.