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EU Strategy

OxLEP is bringing European Funding to Oxfordshire, helping to cement its place as a world-leading economy and culture.

European Structural and Investment Funds

The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has published its European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy. This plan can be downloaded here.

OxLEP has received an allocation of around €22.8M (approximately £13.4M) of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for the period 2014 to 2020. The Oxfordshire European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy (Oxfordshire ESIF) sets out the overarching strategic priorities for Oxfordshire. The allocation is primarily made up of two funds:

  • The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) – to support innovation and business support
  • The European Social Fund (ESF) - to support social inclusion and skills development

OxLEP was also allocated €3,448,507 million (approximately £2.9M) European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development which it aims to spend on rural broadband, small-scale renewable energy projects and rural tourism.

OxLEP has an Implementation Plan that will set out the specific projects to achieve the outcomes set out in the strategy.

Part of the Implementation Plan includes a breakdown of the Project Call Timescales, which detail the different bids, their planned timescales and the approximate amount of money available.

We have recently released our latest ESIF Newsletter which is available here.

To sign up for ESIF newsletters please register your details to ESIFEnquiries@oxfordshirelep.com

To be involved in workshops and other information events, please email dawn.pettis@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Different options for European Funding are also available please refer to the Oxfordshire Business Support (OBS) page on EU Funding.