Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Programme

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme is the European economic regeneration programme for the region. Running from 2014-2020 it will contribute to the EU ambition to deliver smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. 

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly qualify for additional funding as our economic performance is below 75% of the European Union average. This programme of European funding builds on the previous Objective One and Convergence Programmes 

Visit the new Growth Programme website

Convergence investments

The Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Growth Programme is worth €603.7m (excluding technical assistance) and is made up of two main funding streams:

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
The ERDF Programme is worth €438m and makes up 75% of the Programme allocation. Visit our ERDF page for more details on this fund

European Social Fund (ESF)
The ESF Programme is worth €166m and makes up 25% of the Programme allocation. Visit our ESF page for more details on this fund.

European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
In addition to the ERDf and ESF funds the EAFRD fund will have a smaller allocation of £9.4 million which will align with the wider Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Programme. Visit our EAFRD page for more details on this fund.


All applications for ERDF and ESF can be made on-line.

For further information on how to apply, please see separate ERDF and ESF pages

Here is the list of all calls currently open.

Further guidance can be found here.


Who to contact: 

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Programme support team.
01872 224770
growthprogramme@cornwall.gov.uk
@growthprogramme 

And to contact the Managing Authorities (ERDF & ESF) directly:

esf.feedback@dwp.gsi.gov.uk 
SW.ERDFenquiries@communities.gsi.gov.uk

Useful links:

Cornwall Council
Isles of Scilly Council
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub - for business support queries

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