ERDF focuses most of its resources on the core objectives of innovation, SME competitiveness and the low carbon economy. London’s Priority Axis 4 is ‘Supporting the Shift Towards a Low Carbon Economy in All Sectors’  with £11.7 million ERDF available.

The key development needs and opportunities that will be prioritised for European Regional Development Fund are shared across all categories of region: market opportunities in the low carbon goods sector, the need to develop holistic whole-place carbon reduction plans, localised renewable energy/micro generation and scope to develop products and services to improve energy efficiency in domestic and non-domestic buildings and within Small and Medium Sized Enterprises apply across all territories.  

The minimum request for ERDF is £500,000.  Applicants must provide an equivalent amount of match funding.  Projects can run for up to 3 years.

The specifications, Outline Application form and ERDF guidance can be accessed on the government’s website.   The closing date for the submission of Outline Application forms to the Greater London Authority (GLA) via [email protected] is 23:59 on Friday 10 November 2017.