The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme is open for business and the first projects have started to be contracted. This European Programme will run until 2020 and is worth around 600 million euros.
The money comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). It will be invested in line with the priorities set out in the C&IoS ESIF Strategy (that aligns with the LEP's Strategic Economic Plan) and focuses on the themes of Future Economy, Growth for Business and Conditions for Growth.
There is a Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme website and a newsletter which you can register for to receive the latest information about the Growth Programme. You can contact the EU Communications (ITI Support Team) on 01872 224770 or via email
As and when EU funded local business supports start up the EU Communications (ITI Support Team), C&IoS Growth Hub and the LEP will be announcing them.
Find out the latest information on business support on the Growth Hub website.
Growth Programme to date
To date (03/11/16) 25 projects have been contracted securing
both European Regional Development Funding and European Social Funding. Investments have been made across a broad
range of areas including the development of the Growth Hub, a single point of
access to the range of support available to businesses, workspace at Carluddon
Technology Park and, Skills for Young People who are not in education,
employment or training (NEET). You can
stay up to date with project announcements and progress at http://www.cornwallislesofscillygrowthprogramme.org.uk/projects.
The latest funding call was announced on October 25th. This ESF call is focussed on skills development and areas of “SMART specialisation” which have been identified as key areas for growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Further calls are expected (accurate on 03/11/16).
The list of calls can be found here.
Building on a Legacy
Previous rounds of investment in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly have had a lasting impact and provide a platform for further growth and development. A number of the previous investments have featured in short video case studies which can be seen on the Growth Programmes online video channel. Click here to view.
Staying in Touch
The Growth Programme team produce regular news updates which you can stay in touch with: