Nova is one of several organisations delivering technical assistance for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

The Leeds City Region European Advice & Technical Expertise (L-CREATE) project, is delivered by a partnership of experts across the Leeds City Region, including local authorities, universities and third sector organisations, with the aim of ensuring successful engagement with, and delivery of, the ESIF programme within the City Region. These partners can offer support to applicants wishing to apply for either the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and /or the European Social Fund (ESF) and will help to raise awareness of the upcoming ESIF opportunities at a local level to ensure maximum engagement with the programme. 

Support is available to anyone and is free. A programme of activity will be undertaken over the forthcoming years, including support to help applicants with understanding the opportunities the ESIF programme offers, training on key aspects of applying for European Funding and how to run compliant projects, as well as help and support in finding other partners to work with, either as a lead applicant or as a delivery partner.

For more information, please contact Steve Stephen.Robinson@nova-wd.org.uk or Ian Ian.Cockerill@nova-wd.org.uk at Nova who are L-CREATE Advisers.