Reach and Impact European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) E-bulletin

July 2015

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Equalities and ESIF Workshop: Lessons Learnt from 2007-13

30 July 2015, 10:00 to 14:00, John Storer House, Loughborough

Limited to 40 places


The 2014-20 ESIF Programme once again includes cross cutting themes designed to improve the wider benefit, value and impact of these investment programmes. The cross cutting theme of Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination will be applied across both ESF and ERDF with associated targets. In order to ensure equality of impact from ESIF investments and achieve best value in individual investments it is vital to understand the lessons learnt from the current programme to help improve cross-cutting and measurement in the next. This workshop will provide the opportunity to:

This event is targeted at equalities and VCS representatives of LEPs, Chairs and Secretariat of LEPs, ESIF Managing Authority representatives and Government Equalities Office representatives to the Growth Programme Board.


For more details and to register please follow the link below:


Reach & Impact Evaluation

To ensure that the Reach & Impact project continues to deliver exactly what is needed to support ERDF moving forward, we are looking to evaluate the performance of the project so far and highlight ways in which we can continue to improve our ERDF support to the voluntary and community sector in the future.


We want to hear from you! Let us know how we are doing and where to focus next! Deadline: 21st August 2015.


Operational Programme formally adopted by the European Commission

A message from The Deputy Director of Policy and Partnerships -


“I'm delighted to be able to confirm that the England European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme was formally adopted by the European Commission today. We will be placing a version of the final OP on the as soon as possible. We will also let you know about plans for a formal launch of the programme. This is a key milestone in the programme and for delivering growth locally. 

Thank you very much for your support and involvement in getting us to this stage.”


Nick Dexter

Deputy Director, Policy and Partnerships

ERDF 2014-20 Programme, Department for Communities and Local Government


Extension News

It is great to be hearing so many positive reports of projects receiving the extension periods they requested from DCLG. Congratulations.


We can now confirm that the Reach & Impact ERDF project will continue to deliver its full spectrum of ERDF support until September 2015!


Insight magazine – out soon!

You won’t have to wait much longer before the new release of the Insight Magazine is available. The Summer 2015 Issue not only provides updates on the ERDF (2007-13) and ESIF (2014-2020) programmes from DCLG, it also highlights 7 fantastic ERDF funded East Midland’s Projects and spotlights an ERDF funded Community Interest Company and an OEM Trustee.


You will find the link on the One East Midlands homepage shortly!


ESIF Growth Programme Partner Update July 2015


The Partner Update for July is now available from


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