European Social Investment Fund (ESIF) Update

Development of the Greater Manchester European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) strategy continues, and CLG are now contracting projects on behalf of Greater Manchester in response to calls issued for:

  •          Science Asset Base
  •          Innovation Business Support
  •          Business Growth Services
  •          International Trade
  •          Start Up Support
  •          Sector Programmes
  •          Access to Finance

Greater Manchester has also now been issued with financial allocations and detailed output targets and in response is now finalising a revised ESIF strategy with government. The team is now working on developing the next round of calls which we hope will be issued in April this year.

We are also working on developing Intermediate Body (IB) status for delivery of the ESIF strategy locally as part of the wider Greater Manchester devolution proposals. IB status will give us greater input into the strategic direction and management of the programme in GM and have more influence over project selection.

For more info please contact Paul Evans at New Economy.