ERDF Funding Opportunities now Open! 13 January 2017 13 January 2017 0 2154 ERDF Funding Opportunities now Open! ERDF funding rounds have opened providing opportunities to support economic development activities in Cumbria. £2m available to support the development of new business premises including grown-on space, incubator units or managed workspace. £750k is available to support businesses to become ‘finance ready’ working with SMEs to make them aware of the range of finance options available to them and aligning with key initiatives such as the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Information on the spacific funding calls is available at here and the closing date for applications is 17th February. As per the commitment from the Chancellor, where successful EU funded projects will complete delivery AFTER the date the UK leaves the European Union, Treasury funding will be provided to enable the project to be delivered in full. Cumbria County Council is able to provide ‘technical assistance’ to any interested organisations to help the development of eligible applications. If you are interested in discussing a potential application, please contact Chris Edwards - [email protected] at the earliest opportunity.