ERDF Funding Calls

The following European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) calls are open for the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership region. Please note if you require any assistance with project development and bidding please call the technical assistance team on  01922 652544.

Research and Innovation: call in the Black Country (OC01R18P 0870)

This call is looking to support research and innovation and specifically:

  • Enhancing research and innovation infrastructure and capacities to develop research and innovation excellence, and promoting centres of competence, in particular those of European interest
  • Promoting business investment in research and innovation

For more information, download the call specification.

Information and Communications Technology: call in the Black Country (OC01R18P 0871)

This call is looking to enhance access to, and use and quality of, Information and Communications Technology, and specifically developing Information and Communications Technology products and services, e-commerce, and enhancing demand for Information and Communications Technology.

For more information, download the call specification.

SME support: call in the Black Country (OC01R18P 0872)

This call is looking to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises, specifically:

  • promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators.
  • supporting the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development
  • supporting the capacity of small and medium sized enterprises to grow in regional, national and international markets and to engage in innovation processes

For more information, download the call specification .

Low Carbon: call in the Black Country (OC01R18P 0873)

This call is looking to support the shift towards a low carbon economy in all sectors, specifically:

  • promoting the production and distribution of energy derived from renewable resources.
  • promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises.
  • supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings, and in the housing sector.
  • promoting low-carbon strategies for all types of territories, in particular for urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable multimodal urban mobility and mitigation-relevant adaptation measures.
  • promoting research and innovation in, and adoption of, low-carbon technologies.

For more information, download the call specification.

Environment and Resource Efficiency: call in the Black Country (OC01R18P 0874)

This call is looking to preserve and protect the environment and promote resource efficiency, by specifically:

  • protecting and restoring biodiversity and soil and promoting ecosystem services, including through Natura 2000, and green infrastructure
  • promoting innovative technologies to improve environmental protection and resource efficiency in the waste sector, water sector and with regard to soil, or to reduce air pollution

For more information, download the call specification .