In light of current events in relation to COVID-19, the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) project will be sending out bulletins with key information, to help you to navigate changes to funding guidance during this time.
In addition, any information received by the team in relation to the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) Programme that can be passed on, will continue to be done so in a timely manner.
Technical Assistance Partnership
We remain committed to providing applicants with as much help and support as we can during the coming weeks, albeit in a different format to our usual service delivery.
All upcoming face-to-face workshops have been postponed, however we are currently busy investigating ways to deliver support remotely, including workshops, through other means including; tele-conferencing, video-conferencing and webinars. Details of this support will be posted here.
Although the team are now working from home we are here to support you and can be contacted, in the first instance, by email. If you are unable to email please leave a brief voicemail on the direct TAP phone lines 01482 39 1015 / 1683 and we will call you back.
Alternatively, please check our website for updates and application information. We will endeavour to answer any queries as promptly as possible.
European Regional Development Fund
The anticipated ERDF National Reserve Funds (NRF) calls that were due to be launched have been postponed. This will allow the Managing Authority to refocus resources on responding to COVID-19. It is likely that the NRF will be re-framed to support communities and businesses to recover from the impact of current events.
TAP will continue to monitor gov.uk regularly for updates and will communicate these with you.
European Social Fund
As above, unpublished calls will now be postponed. According to the latest briefing, we can confirm that existing live calls will continue and that stakeholders should continue to submit applications within the current timescales.
Call specifications may be accessed here.