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

December 2014

Welcome to our monthly Reach and Impact European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) e-bulletin. If you have any comments or would like to sign up to receive this e-bulletin, please get in touch by emailing

Alex Archibald joins Reach & Impact project

We are delighted to welcome Alex Archibald to the Reach & Impact project as our new Project Officer. For further information on Alex, who started with us on Monday 1 December click here. To contact Alex email

ERDF Annual Information Event – Hold the date

The 2015 ERDF Annual Information Event will be taking place in Leicester on Tuesday 24 February. Bookings will be open at the beginning of January and details will be circulated but in the meantime please hold the date.

Resource page

We have launched a new resource page containing links to useful information about ERDF funding and the work of the Reach & Impact project. The page, contains a series of buttons linked to resources on applying for ERDF funding; hints and tips; jargon buster; case studies; archive events; project management; financial management; monitoring and evaluation; collaboration; understanding your local economy; and LEPs. If you have any relevant resources you would like including in the resource page email

HM Government ESIF Partner Updates

HM Government ESIF Partner Update aims to keep you up to speed on the developments of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme for 2014 to 2020. To download the most recent ESIF Growth Partner Update visit

National timetable

In December the following national activities were/have taken place:

To view more of the activities on the national timetable visit

Last but not least…

Our Project Manager Chris Hill has produced a Christmas quiz in his Reach & Impact blog. Read it now at

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