The Black Country Technical Assistance Team maximises the take up and impact of the European Structural and Investment Funds Programme. The Team provides technical advisory support, ensuring that quality proposals are designed in accordance with ESIF and national funding requirements. The Team facilitates wide ranging access to the Programme, through stakeholder engagement and capacity building activity, and increases visibility of ESIF funding in the sub-region.
Sandwell Council - 1 Jul, 2011
The West Bromwich Town Centre Public Realm Programme has been under way since 2011 and is now drawing to a close. Supported by £3 million of ERDF funding, the scheme has improved the image and appeal of the town centre to visitors and will stand to help attract fresh inward investment and job opportunities.
Walsall Council wishes to procure a European Social Fund (ESF) Training Programme and Capacity Building Service for the Black Country ESF Technical Assistance Team which is funded by the European Social Fund and the four Black Country Local Authorities.
A £7million European Regional Development Fund call to run project's promoting research and innovation in The Black Country has been published by DCLG. Come along and discuss the call at the Black Country Technical Assistance Team's upcoming funding surgery.
Skills and training providers can access over £14million European Social Funding via the Skills Funding Agency to aid workforce skills development, employer support, response to redundancy and access to employment within the Black Country.
The European Commission has launched public consultations in the context of ex-post evaluation of ESF and ERDF during the 2007-2013 programming period.
Zoey West, Team Lead for the Black Country Technical Assistance Team, was invited by Staffordshire University to be the keynote speaker at their November 'EU Funding - Making It Work For You' event.
After months of hard work the team at Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust have opened the new multi-million pound Portal visitor centre.
SEED encourages residents in deprived areas of the Black Country to explore their entrepreneurial spirit by setting up new businesses with access to vital pre-start up support.
In March 2015 the BCTA Team procured Regeneris Consulting to undertake an independent evaluation of the Black Country technical assistance project and the final report is now available to read here.
DCLG has published the 'Output Indicator Definitions for ERDF 2014-2020.'The document provides definitions for each output setting out unit measurements, criteria and verification evidence.
Due to popular demand the BCTA Team haves organised further dates for the ERDF Project Management and ERDF Financial Management Workshops in Wolverhampton and Dudley this October and November.