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Grants and Funding News
12Jul

SME support: call in Cumbria and Liverpool City Region (OC50R19P 0994)

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Call for project's enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in Cumbria and Liverpool City Region

Details

This call is looking to support the capacity of small and medium sized enterprises to grow in regional, national and international markets and to engage in innovation processes

For more information, download the call specification.

Please note regarding eligibility: ERDF uses a fixed method to set hourly rates for staff working part of their time on a project, see section 5 of the ERDF Eligibility Guidance. Rates can be reviewed on an annual basis to reflect changes in wages. Please take this into account when setting your project budget.

Location

Project’s put forward under this call must cover part of Cumbria and Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership areas.

Completion date

Projects approved through this call will normally be expected to:

  • Submit a detailed and complete full application within three months of formal selection at outline stage. Projects which fail to meet this deadline may be deselected;

  • Commence delivery within the agreed timescale as stated in the Grant Funding Agreement; and

  • Have completed the delivery of project activity by the end of June 2023.

What happens next

If your outline application is successful, we’ll contact you and ask you to make a full application.

Contact details

If you have a question, contact [email protected].

Call reference number: OC50R19P 0994

Published 28 June 2019

From:
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and Rural Payments Agency

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