Uncertain about your ERDF funded project in light of COVID-19? This guidance could help…

If you’re uncertain on what to do next about your European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded project in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, then this guidance could help.

Our Civil Society Involvement representatives on the Growth Programme board have received an update from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) with regard to the delivery of programmes which are receiving funding from ERDF.

Key points to take away are:

  • For now, they are asking projects to continue delivering as fully as possible and to let contract managers know about individual issues.
  • They are asking programme leads to submit quarter one claim for Jan-March 2020 as normal.
  • They are currently working through larger issues and will provide further guidance in the coming days on the next  steps.
  • They are also in discussion with the Commission on potential flexibilities, on top of any measures which could be taken within the current EU regulatory framework.

As ever, our dedicated CSI Representatives are here to understand and unpack the issues that the third sector is facing within the current ESIF programme which are affecting their ability to use European funds effectively. 

So that we can raise these issues at government level on your behalf and pro-actively work for solutions, we’re asking Third Sector organisations to tell us their experiences using these funds, in light of the outbreak of COVID-19. Please contact us via info@civilsocietyinvolvement.com