News from Partners and Projects


The Humber LEP are holding a Funding for Rural Business Event on 21 February between 12.30 – 15.30pm at Driffield RUFC, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, YO25 9DW

Are you looking for funding for your rural business? This free event will showcase the range of grant funding that is available to rural Small and Medium sized businesses in the Humber and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. You will have the opportunity to hear about the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme and LEADER grants, funded by the European Union, as well as the wide range of funding and support available in the area through the Humber Business Growth Hub.

RDPE Growth Programme Grants are currently available for investments in:

Food Processing
Rural Business Development
Tourism Infrastructure (including tourism accommodation.

The Humber and York, North Yorkshire, East Riding LEPs are working with the RDPE team in delivering this event to provide potential applicants with information about:

the various grants available
what is eligible and non-eligible activity
how to apply
the application process

Registration and a buffet lunch will be available from 12.30pm, with the main event commencing at 1.15pm. Networking opportunities will be available both before the event over lunch and at the end. Click here to book your place.

If you have any queries regarding the event, please contact Laura Barley


England ERDF and ESF 2014 to 2020 Programmes are inviting those interested to complete a short survey to help shape the communication activities for the coming year. If you would like to take part please use the below link. The closing date for the survey, which should only take a few minutes to complete, is Monday 5 February. 
Communications Survey.


Community-Led Local Development Grants will help people in Hull access and create local economic opportunities through 5 priority activities:

  • Targeted training in key work-related skills
  • Making it easier to find and access work
  • Growing integrated community hubs
  • Supporting local and community businesses
  • Joining up support to increase household incomes

CLLD Grants will be available on a matched funding basis to businesses, voluntary and community sector groups, and other organisations to deliver projects in 4 “hub areas” of Hull

  • North Hull & Orchard Park
  • East Hull
  • Bransholme
  • West Hull & Central

Want to know more? A programme of FREE CLLD Grants information sessions will be held across Hull between 29th January and 7th February 2018. Each venue will host 2 sessions—from 10:00 to 12:30 am with a repeat from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.

The Guildhall, Jan 29th 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

North Bransholme, Jan 31st 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Freedom Centre, Feb 1st 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Unity in the Community, Feb 2nd 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Centre 88, Feb 6th 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

The Guildhall, Feb 7th 2018 (Businesses only)
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM


The YNYER LEP Business Support Toolkit has now been published.

Business Support Toolkit


Humber LEP have just released ERDF and EAFRD Implementation Plans on the LEP website

The Implementation Plans are in the key documents at the bottom of the page. They are designed to give potential applicants an overview of anticipated activities to implement the Humber ESIF Strategy. This is subject to change as it is the Managing Authority that has the final responsibility for agreeing and issuing calls for projects but it sets out their intended programme at this time.