EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES & NETWORKING EVENT

Fri 26th Jul 2019 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, Council Chamber, Worcester, WR5 2NP

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Worcestershire has more than £4m available to invest in projects that will deliver support for innovation, business support and support for the low carbon economy.

Organisations and businesses across Worcestershire are invited to learn about the funding opportunities available.

This event is aimed at organisations, businesses, local authority officers and elected members who wish to:

  • Support new business development, support and innovation
  • Support the low carbon economy
  • Network and collaborate
  • Learn from successful bidders and case studies
  • Apply for grant funding to support a new or growing business

The session will include information on the funding available and case studies of organisations who will share their experience of securing ERDF funding and how projects have supported Worcestershire businesses.

The presentations will be followed by a training session (12pm – 1pm) for organisations and businesses interested in bidding where funding officers will be on hand to answer questions and provide practical advice and assistance to potential bidders and grant applicants.

This session will assist those who wish to apply for the European Regional Development Funding that is available and will include support to small and medium sized enterprises and other organisations who wish to apply for future grant funding ERDF programmes may provide.

There will also be space for those who wish use this time as an opportunity to network with other organisations to develop ideas.

The broad agenda is as follows and a detailed agenda will be available nearer the event.

9.30amRegistration and Refreshments 
10amOpportunities under European Regional Development Fund:

Priority 1 – Innovation
Priority 2 – ICT
Priority 3 – SME support
Priority 4 – Low Carbon
Priority 6 – Environment

Gary Woodman – Chief Executive Worcestershire LEP
10.25Worcestershire Energy StrategyLiz Alston – Sustainability Manager – Worcestershire County Council
10.45 Break 
11amCase Study – Worcestershire Growth HubKevin Aisbitt – Growth Hub Manager, Worcestershire Business Central
11.20Case Study –Business  assisted through low carbon ERDF programme  
11.30Q and A 
12 noonTraining session and networking Steve Brain and Liz Alston Worcestershire County Council
1pmClose 

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