Convergence

Convergence funded projects in Pembrokeshire

European Social Fund (ESF) Funded Projects 

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Funded Projects

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Specialist European Teams

Pembrokeshire has its own Specialist European Team (SET) set up to assist in the delivery of Structural Funds in Pembrokeshire. The Specialist European Team in Pembrokeshire will be in place until 30th September 2015

The SETs are organised across Wales on a regional basis. In the SW this includes:-

SW SET

  • Local Authority EU funding specialists teams in each Authority area (Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot).

SET Teams

  • Welsh Government Department for the Economy and Transport (DEST);
  • Welsh Government Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DfES);

3-SET

  • Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) giving support to voluntary sector organisations developing and managing national and regional EU funded projects.

Pembrokeshire County Council's SET plays a vital role in the delivery of the Convergence programme and is available to support the development of any projects within Pembrokeshire and those seeking to deliver on a regional basis. We can provide guidance on how to obtain Convergence funding together with project aftercare support.

We provide regular alerts on Convergence funding which give details of projects approved or opportunities to tender for delivery of activities. If you wish to receive these alerts or if you are seeking any information or advice on Convergence please contact Sarah Berry, Specialist European Team Officer.

E-mail: sarah.berry@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01437 77 6181

The Specialist European Team
Gwyn Evans European Manager
Helen Ross European Officer
Sarah Berry Specialist European Team Officer
Eleanor Brick European Assistant
E-mail set.enquiries@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Address 0A - County Hall,
Haverfordwest,
Pembrokeshire.
SA61 1TP
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Tendering Opportunities

Many of the projects which are funded under the Convergence programmes will have to procure elements of delivery through a competitive tendering process.  Opportunities to tender for these contracts will be advertised on sell2wales.

Anyone can register on Sell2Wales to receive alerts of tenders available.  WEFO also publish details of tendering opportunities on their website (see link below.)

WEFO tendering opportunities

The Specialist European team also send out regular e-mail alerts highlighting any relevant tendering opportunities.  If you wish to receive these alerts please contact Sarah Berry Specialist European Team Officer at

sarah.berry@pembrokeshire.gov.uk (Tel. 01437 776 181).

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European Structural & Investment Funding

Between 2014–2020 Wales will benefit from over £2bn of European Structural Funds investment.

The funds help support people into work and training, youth employment, research and innovation, business (SMEs) competitiveness, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and connectivity and urban development.
Together with match funding, the Structural Funds will drive a total investment of almost £3bn across Wales.

Structural Funds Programmes In agreement with the European Commission, investments are prioritized according to social, economic and environmental needs and opportunities in the following regions:

·         West, North Wales and Valleys programmes 

·         East Wales

European structural funds are made up of:

·         European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 

·         European Social Fund (ESF) 

European Structural Funds in Wales are administered by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO).

 

 

ERDF funds will help progress the region's transformation into a sustainable and competitive economy by investing in research and innovation and helping new and existing businesses to grow. It will also focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency, and strategic infrastructure. ESF will be used to tackle economic inactivity, and increase skills and employment.

To view the European Structural & Investment Fund Programmes please visit

 

http://wefo.wales.gov.uk/programmes/westwalesvalleys/?lang=en

 

A key document to accompany these programmes and the development of any projects is the EPF (Economic Prioritization Framework).  To view this document visit

 

https://gov.wales/funding/eu-funds/2014-2020/wefo-guidance/?lang=en

 

Ideas under development & Approved operations

These programmes are managed by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO).  WEFO publishes a list of operations that are approved and those that are at business plan or application stage. These are updated on a monthly basis. To view these documents visit:

 

https://gov.wales/funding/eu-funds/2014-2020/approved-projects/?lang=en

 

Applying for Funding

Guidance is available on the WEFO website but if you wish to discuss any project ideas you can contact the Pembrokeshire County Council European Unit on 01437 776175

 

For WEFO guidance visit: https://gov.wales/funding/eu-funds/2014-2020/wefo-guidance/?lang=en

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