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Organisations are invited to apply for funding from European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) by responding to a number of Calls for projects that will provide support to businesses across the Humber.

There are two calls for projects that have been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government that can benefit from funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  The Calls for projects are now open until 8th September 2017 for the following activities:

  • PA3 SME Competitiveness Call – Seeking a comprehensive package of support to SMEs to enable drive their growth and development

  • PA4 Low Carbon Business Support Call – Seeking a comprehensive package of support to SMEs in the Humber to help them consider the low carbon agenda and the benefits it provides to their business, identify opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and implement renewable energy solutions and identify opportunities to develop low carbon products, machinery and equipment and supply chain.

All ESIF calls can be viewed at:

Humber ESIF Committee Chair Isobel Mills said:

“The Humber continues to lead the way in bringing forward opportunities for organisations to deliver key support to SMEs in the Humber.  These two programmes will provide a range of support to businesses to enable them to be more productive, more efficient, more competitive and reduce their environmental impact.

We are looking for innovative and ambitious programmes that will address the issues identified within the calls and support us to drive economic growth in the Humber.

The Humber is making substantial process in delivering its ESIF Strategy with over £43.5m of projects already contracted.  We look forward to seeing proposals that will add value to the programmes that are already delivering valuable support to businesses in the area.”

Support is available for organisations interested in responding to one or more of the calls. The Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) can be contacted at or 01482 391683.  It is strongly recommended that all potential applicants seek support from the TAP.  For more details about the TAP and support offered visit