ERDF calls for Greater Birmingham & Solihull now open for low carbon and other priorities

The latest GBSLEP area calls for project applications under Priority Axes 1 (research & innovation), 4 (low carbon) and 6 (environmental & resource efficiency) were opened on the 16 December with the closing date of the 17 February 2017. The focus of each of these calls is on the GBSLEP Transitional Areas, i.e. the beneficiary of projects has to be in the Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth areas of Staffordshire.  However, the organisation managing the project can be from anywhere.

Details are as follows:

Priority Axis 1:

This call is looking to:

  • Enhance research and innovation investment infrastructure and capacities to develop research and innovation excellence, and promoting centres of competence, in particular, those of European interest
  • Promoting business investment in research and innovation

Up to £1,300,000 of funding is available through this call. A minimum value of £250,000 of funding can be applied for.

Priority Axis 4:

This call is looking to support the shift towards a low carbon economy in all sectors, specifically:

  • promoting the production and distribution of energy derived from renewable resources
  • promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises
  • supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings, and in the housing sector
  • promoting low-carbon strategies for all types of territories, in particular for urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable multimodal urban mobility and mitigation-relevant adaptation measures
  • promoting research and innovation in, and adoption of, low-carbon technologies

Up to £1,500,000 of funding is available through this call. A minimum value of £250,000 of funding can be applied for.

Priority Axis 6:

This call is looking to preserve and protect the environment and promote resource efficiency and specifically:

  • Protecting and restoring biodiversity and soil and promoting ecosystem services, including through Natura 2000, and green infrastructure
  • Promoting innovative technologies to improve environmental protection and resource efficiency in the waste sector, water sector and with regard to soil, or to reduce air pollution

Up to £579,000 of funding is available through this call. A minimum value of £250,000 of funding can be applied for.

Support in applying:

SWM are technical assistance partners for GBSLEP in relation to Priority Axis 4 and can provide free support to your organisation in relation to your application.

Please contact us on 0121 237 5890 or at enquiries@swm.org.uk to discuss your application.