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Organisations are invited to apply for funding from European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) by responding to a Call for projects that will support the development of technical skills in the agricultural sector.

Applicants can benefit from funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) to deliver a project which supports both individuals and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises to increase their skills levels and take full advantage of technological changes in the sector.

The detailed call document is available at

The deadline for applications is 13 September 2018.

A total of £800,000 of funding is available under this call to deliver a programme across the Humber and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP areas with a minimum threshold of £100,000 ESF investment.

Humber ESIF Committee Chair Isobel Mills said:

“We are pleased to be working jointly with York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP to support our agricultural sector to maximise the opportunities that developments in technology can bring to their business.

“This programme will ensure that business owners and employees are able to access the training and development support they need to make the most of new and innovative methods in agriculture and farming, supporting them to become more productive and resilient to future challenges.

“The Humber’s ESIF programme continues to invest substantially in supporting skills for growth and this project is yet another example of how we are enabling businesses and individuals in our area to thrive.”

The Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) will be holding a Call Launch Event to provide potential project partners with an overview of the call specification launched by both Humber and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEPs and the application process.

For further information about this event and to book a place, please use the below link:

Tuesday 10 July 2pm at Beverley Racecourse.