Posted on September 11, 2014
Category: News

The Humber LEP and its partners are asking residents, businesses and community organisations to have their say to inform Community Led Local Development.

Those taking part in workshops or a survey can have a say in how European funding is spent at workshops during September and October.

The LEP submitted its strategy for its European Union Structural and Investment Funds (EUSIF) in October last year with £87.67m allocated across 5 strategic programmes in our region to create jobs, give people skills, develop businesses and generally improve the local environment.

The funding allocation will also see the Humber LEP working with its neighbouring LEPs Greater Lincolnshire and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding on projects that are of mutual benefits to our regions.

More than 100 people were initially consulted on the strategy, but now we are asking for views on where the money for community-led local development linked to the strategic programmes needs to be spent via the workshops.

While the survey is also being held to give individuals, businesses, social enterprises and voluntary and community organisations, a say on if they feel the area’s economic growth will benefit them – and if not, why not.

Lord Haskins Chair of the LEP said:

“This is the first time that priorities for European structural funding have been set at the LEP level.

“We want to invest this funding well to make sure it has the maximum benefit for our area. The ideas that came through the initial consultation have been very positive, so we are looking forward to being able to get the programmes underway.

“The community-led aspect of the spend is very important on how it supports local communities so the input through the survey and workshops is essential to make sure we get this right while working with our neighbouring LEPs.”

You can book you place via Eventbrite for the following events:

15 September
The Courtyard, Goole
https://goole.eventbrite.co.uk

18 September
Freedom Centre, Hull
https://easthull.eventbrite.co.uk

29 September
Learning Development Centre (LDC), Scunthorpe
https://clld-scunthorpe.eventbrite.co.uk

1 October
Christ Church Community Centre, Bridlington
https://bridlington.eventbrite.co.uk

3 October
Foresight Centre, Grimsby
https://grimsby.eventbrite.co.uk

13 October
Octagon, Goodwin Resource Centre, Hull
https://hull-west.eventbrite.co.uk

27 October
North Hull Community Centre, Hull
https://hullnorth1.eventbrite.co.uk

29 October
Alf Marshall Centre, Hull
https://hullnorth2.eventbrite.co.uk

The survey can be completed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XTD9CXK
The team looking at how to spend community led funding are particularly looking for views from those living and/or working in the following specific areas:

Hull
Goole
Bridlington
Scunthorpe
Grimsby
Withernsea
Driffield

 

These workshops are being run by Humber Technical Assistance, on behalf of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership. The Humber Technical Assistance project is part financed by the Yorkshire & Humber European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund  rogramme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit www.gov.uk/browse/business/funding-debt/european-regional-development-funding