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European and other funding
There are several sources of funding available for businesses, both from Europe and the UK.
Some of the major ones are:
European Regional Development Fund
The Yorkshire and Humber European Regional Development Fund Programme for 2007-2013 was approved by the European Commission on 7 December 2007. The ERDF programme in Yorkshire and the Humber is directed through Yorkshire Forward. Three of the programme's strategy priorities apply to the whole region:
Rural Development Programme for England
The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) focuses on three themes. These are:
Yorkshire Forward is responsible for delivery of RDPE funds in the Yorkshire and Humber region, including the following programmes:
European Social Fund (ESF)
Successes within North Yorkshire have been achieved by tapping into financial resource of the England wide European Social Fund (ESF) programme 2007-2013. ESF supports the Lisbon Agenda for growth and jobs and is supporting domestic training and skills programmes. The ESF programme in England focuses on two priorities:
North Yorkshire has ESF programmes covering skills for jobs and support for young people classified as 'not in education, employment or training' (NEET). Further ESF community grants have been available to support training and skilling capability within the North Yorkshire voluntary and community sector.
European and other funding - frequently asked questions