European Unit

European Programmes 2014-2020

The West Wales and the Valleys region, which covers 15 local authority areas, has been awarded the highest level of support from the European Union for the Structural Funds 2014-2020 programme period.

The West Wales and the Valleys programmes comprise funding from two separate European Structural Funds: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).

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. The ESF will be used to tackle economic inactivity, and increase skills and employment.

To view the European Structural & Investment Fund Programmes please visit

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

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 stage. These are updated on a monthly basis. To view these documents visit:

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 or email:

For WEFO guidance visit:

ID: 2367, revised 24/01/2018