ERDF London Launch New Round


The fifth round of bidding for London's European Regional Development Fund 2007-2013 (ERDF) has now been launched.  £20 million has been allocated for projects under Priorities 1 and 2 under the fifth bidding round of the ERDF.

These priorities are: 

Priority 1 - Business innovation & research, and promoting eco-efficiency:

  • Theme 1 – Develop a culture of, and capacity for, creating and using innovation throughout London’s businesses to create sustainable economic growth.
  • Theme 2 - Leverage value from London’s world class knowledge base to benefit London’s economy.

Priority 2 – Access to new markets and access to finance:

  • Theme 1 – Enabling access to appropriate investment finance to support innovation and growth.
  • Theme 2 - Improving SMEs’ access to new market opportunities.

The closing date for the submission of the project outline application forms is 12 noon on 21 October 2011. 

A workshop for potential applicants will be held at the Greater London Authority on 20 September 2011, requests to attend must be submitted to by 15 September 2011. 

For more information, visit the Greater London Authority website (opens new window). 

Source: Greater London Authority, 01/09/11 

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