Decision details

Decision details

European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF)

Decision Maker: EXECUTIVE

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Summary of current European Funding opportunities and bids developed and under development.


1.      That the approach to bidding for ESIF funds, maximising opportunities by working with partners in the South East Midlands and beyond, and identifying appropriate match funding to support this, be approved.

2.      That Central Bedfordshire Council continue to act as a lead partner for bids under the ESIF programme, specifically a £3.9m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) bid and an European Social Fund (ESF) bid of approximately £16.8m, including match funding over three year programme periods.

3.      To authorise the Director of Regeneration and Business and the Section 151 Officer to proceed with the development and submission of the ERDF and ESF bids, in consultation with the Executive Members for Regeneration and Education and Skills.  If successful, the final approval to enter the Bid Agreements would rest with the Executive.

Report author: Ingrid Hooley

Publication date: 08/10/2015

Date of decision: 06/10/2015

Decided at meeting: 06/10/2015 - EXECUTIVE

Effective from: 16/10/2015

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