EU Funding Briefing for Lancashire

Due to high demand following our event in July, Network for Europe and Selnet are pleased to be delivering a second European Funding Briefing Event on 9th August from 2pm – 4.30pm in Preston.

Please note that tickets are limited and we recommend booking promptly to avoid disappointment. (If you are no longer able to attend after having booked, please contact me so that I can make the place available to another member.)


Who should attend

This event will provide a comprehensive update on ESF and ERDF, with an opportunity for questions and discussion. Anyone considering applying for European Funding or involved in delivering EU funded programmes who was not present during the July briefing.

European funding for Lancashire – what’s happening?

Despite Brexit, Britain has guaranteed local European Funds (ESF and ERDF) until 2022. Find out what is happening here in Lancashire, and how it affects the Third Sector.


Existing projects, including the Lottery supported BBO.
Live calls – the three ERDF calls.
Possible future calls.

Changes in Current Programmes

Proposed changes to the ESF and ERDF Programmes, the restructuring of ESF staff, latest on outputs and results.


Measuring what is being delivered.
The new ERDF Summative Assessments for each project, and the guidance to be issued. Counterfactuals!


Delivery is most important, not collecting receipts.
How Europe’s focus on simplification and cutting bureaucracy can benefit our projects.

What’s Next

What will be available to support Inclusion projects once the current ESF funding is complete? Get an update on the latest discussion, and find out how to stay involved. Learn more about the VCSE Brexit Project in The North:







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