We have run a number of events across the LEP area, click on the headings to view the events and download the presentations used:

EU Rural Funding Event - January 2017


Held at the Red Lodge Millennium Centre, Suffolk this event provided the opportunity for delegates to hear about EU funding opportunities for projects with a strong rural focus across the GCGP and New Anglia LEP areas.

This event helped ensure that local stakeholders were well prepared to take advantage of funding opportunities under EAFRD and LEADER whilst they were still available.


ESF BBO Launch Event - November 2016


The European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund are co-financing four projects in the GCGP LEP area under the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme. The projects are delivering support for people who are socially isolated, financially excluded or who have complex and multiple barriers to preparing for, finding and sustaining work.

All four projects are being delivered by local partnerships of organisations, who will work closely together to ensure potential participants are supported as effectively as possible by the right project at the right time.

GCGP LEP hosted a launch event to showcase the four projects – to increase knowledge of what each project will deliver, who is eligible to participate and how support can be accessed. This launch provided an opportunity for delegates to hear from the delivery organisations (Cambridge Housing Society, Papworth Trust, Peterborough Plus and TCHC), and network with a wide range of organisations involved in referring to and delivering these projects.

Presentation: please click here to view the presentation.

ERDF Workshops - 2016

GCGP LEP held a series of ERDF Information Events at various locations within the GCGP area, including

Kings Lynn Innovation Centre, June 2016

Future Business Centre, Peterborough, July 2016

Future Business Centre, Cambridge, July 2016

Future Business Centre, Peterborough, November 2016

St. John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge, December 2016

Please click here to view the presentation.

ERDF Low Carbon Projects Workshop - February 2016

This half-day event helped organisations and low carbon professionals to understand and begin to plan new projects suitable for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Priority Axis 4 (PA4).

Hosted by GCGP LEP, delegates found out more about ERDF and how it could help their organisations, as well as key information on specific project funding criteria, and examples of what can be funded.

Delegates heard from GCGP LEP, as well Mark Joslyn, ERDF Sustainability Manager for Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

EAFRD Workshop - July 2015

On 23rd July, The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP and New Anglia LEP joined forces to host a Rural Funding event to over 100 delegates, to launch the first European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) project calls.

The event gave an overview of rural funding schemes available across the GCGP and New Anglia LEP areas, as well as giving delegates the chance to hear practical case studies from businesses which have previously benefitted from Rural Funding schemes.

Information was also given on EAFRD, LEADER Programmes, The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative and the Countryside Productivity scheme.

To view the presentations used during the event, click on the links below:

The Rural Development Programme for England 2014-2020
ESIF Background and EAFRD First Call Information
Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative and Collison Case Study
GCGP and NALEP LEADER Programmes and LAG’s

If you would like to find out more about the schemes above, contact details are included in the presentations.

ERDF Workshop March 2015


GCGP LEP held an ERDF Information Event at the Future Business Centre in Cambridge in March 2015.

ESIF Workshops November & December 2014


These events included talks from the LEP team, practical case studies from past recipients and interactive workshops with ERDF Facilitators. The events aimed to brief partners on the ESIF application process and to help develop project ideas in readiness for the availability of funding in 2015.

You can download the presentation slides used during the events below:

European Structural and Investment Funds Presentation
ESIF Case Studies Presentation

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