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

February 2015

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

ERDF Annual Information Event 2015 – SOLD OUT

Our 2015 ERDF Annual Information Event taking place in Leicester next Tuesday (24 February) is sold out with over 130 delegates expected to attend.

If you are one of them, we look forward to seeing you there and hope you get lots out of the packed day. And if you weren’t lucky enough to get a place, don’t worry presentations and resources from the event will be on the One East Midlands website – look out for a link in next month’s e-bulletin.

Case Studies

Want to find out about other ERDF funded voluntary and community sector projects? 12 case studies can now be accessed from our Reach & Impact resource page at including our latest one on Derbyshire Enterprise Agency’s Cotton Lane Sustainable Workspace, with a further five case studies due to be published in the next couple of weeks.

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

Reminder: future Reach & Impact workshops

The ERDF Reach & Impact project is still committed to delivering a wealth of expertise through the series of workshops promised in the Reach & Impact Prospectus 2014/2015. To enable us to deliver the most up to date information, particularly concerning the 2014-2020 ERDF programme, we are waiting for further announcements regarding specifics of the programme. In the meantime, watch out for the upcoming SME Competitiveness and Equalities workshops.

And finally…

Claire Chapman, One East Midlands Information Officer who provides communications support to the Reach & Impact project is leaving at the beginning of March for pastures new in the Sheffield voluntary and community sector. Before she goes she has contributed to the Reach & Impact blog on the lessons she has learnt marketing an ERDF funded project


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