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European Union - European Regional Development Fund

Business Energy Efficiency Support-Fully funded SME energy audits

We can provide a fully funded energy audit for your business, delivered by qualified energy experts. We’ll identify financial savings from energy efficiency improvements and work with you to develop a plan to achieve those savings. The audit will also identify carbon savings and help to reduce your company’s environmental impact.

There will also be a limited capital grant available for SMEs to apply for, which would help to fund the capital cost of eligible energy efficient technologies identified in the energy audit.

Subject to funding approval from the European Regional Development Fund, the project is expected to launch in August 2018.

If you are interested in benefitting from this service, please email with the following information:

Business Name:
Contact name :

We’ll be in touch with you shortly to check your eligibility.

Introduction to European Funding

The two main European Funding programmes in the North East are the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) programmes.

The European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) will allocate more than £450m to the North East for 2014-2020. The two main European Funding programmes are the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). These two programmes aim to support the North East Strategic Economic Plan for the targeted period.

ERDF 2014-2020

ERDF investment in the North East England for 2014-2020 focuses mainly on five key priorities:

  • Innovation
  • Business support and access to finance
  • Economic assets and infrastructure
  • Low Carbon growth and Climate Change

The Department for Communities and Local Government is responsible for day-to-day management and implementation of the ERDF programme and is accountable to the Local Management Committee, ensuring that the region complies with European Union regulations and delivers an ambitious and successful programme.

In our area, the programme is worth £244 million for the period 2014-2020.

ESF 2014-2020

ESF focuses on improving employment opportunities, promoting social inclusion and investing in skills by providing support to individuals to fulfil their potential. The two main priorities for this programme are:

Inclusive Labour Markets, which combines activities to address employment and social inclusion and Skills for Growth.

The lead agencies are the Department for Work and Pensions, Skills Funding Agency and the National Offender Management Service.

In our area, the programme is worth £200 million for the period 2014-2020.

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Contact us

Judith Nunn
Project Officer (Technical Assistance)
Business & Economic Development
North Tyneside Council
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

Telephone: 0191 6436426

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