Live Calls

You can find information on live European calls and funding opportunities in the GCGP LEP area on this page.

Fifth Call for ERDF Applications

The fifth round of calls for ERDF project applications in the GCGP area are now open.

These are rolling calls and will remain open until 12 January 2018.

Applications are invited under each of the four ERDF priority themes available in the GCGP area.

Details of the calls can be found by following the links below:

If you have a viable project idea or would like to find out more, please contact one of the ERDF team at GCGP LEP:

Michael Barnes – michael.barnes@gcgp.co.uk

Paul Bourgeois – paul.bourgeois@gcgp.co.uk

Stuart Thomas – stuart.thomas@gcgp.co.uk

European Social Fund

The first round of open calls for ESF project applications in the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership area is now closed.

If you have a viable project idea or would like to find out more, please contact one of the ESF team at GCGP LEP on 01480 277180 or Michael Barnes, Head of European Programmes via michael.barnes@gcgp.co.uk or Joanne Goodall, ESF Facilitator via joanne.goodall@gcgp.co.uk

Second Call for EAFRD Applications

The 2nd call for applications under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) is now open. Business Development and Food Processing grants are available in the GCGP LEP area.

The Business Development call invites applications for investments that will support new and existing rural micro and small enterprises to expand and help farmers diversify into non-agricultural activities. The call for Business Development grants in the GCGP area, together with details of how to apply, can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/586202/RDPE_Growth_Programme_business_development_handbook_v1.0.pdf

There is £3.25 million of investment available, and applicants can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £170,000. The call will remain open for 1 year.

The Food Processing call invites applications for investments that will develop added value food production and promote the adoption of innovation to increase the long-term competitiveness in the sector. The call for Food Processing grants in the GCGP area can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/586200/RDPE_Growth_Programme_food_processing_handbook_v1.0.pdf

There is £3.25 million of investment available, and applicants can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £500,000. The call will remain open for 1 year.

LEADER

We have a number of LEADER programmes in our area. The main ones, in terms of the extent of the GCGP area covered, are Rural Peterborough and Rutland; the Cambridgeshire Fens; West Norfolk; and the Eastern Plateau.

LEADER programmes are local, community-driven initiatives, each managed by a Local Action Group (LAG). These programmes can support projects that:

  • Increase farm productivity
  • Provide support for micro and small businesses (non-agricultural) and farm diversification
  • Boost rural tourism
  • Provide rural services
  • Provide cultural and heritage activity
  • Increase forestry productivity

To find out more about the fund, and if you are eligible, click here.