European Investment Plan

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have been given the responsibility for designing and delivering local investment strategies, setting out proposals for the use of the European Structural and Investment Funds between 2014 and 2020. A provisional financial allocation of 177 million Euros (approx £150 million) has been allocated to the Black Country for the full duration of the next funding period.

The downloadable document below is the version of the EU Structural and Investment Fund Strategy developed by the Black Country LEP, submitted to Government on 31st January 2014 and revised in January 2016.

Black Country EU Structural & Investment Funds Strategy - Revised January 2016

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The document provides the overall framework, rationale for interventions and set of investment areas for use of European funding (ERDF and ESF) in the Black Country over the period 2014-20. This document has been produced based on detailed guidance from Government around eligible activity, strategic plans already agreed by Black Country partners, and with the input of a range of Black Country partners.