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Overview

The Growth Programme is supporting the shift to a low carbon economy by promoting renewable energy production and the development of low carbon technologies.

It is supporting sustainable economic growth by protecting and restoring biodiversity and soils, and promoting innovative technologies to improve environmental protection and resource efficiency.  Investments are also being made into coastal protection and managing flood risk.

Projects

United Downs Geothermal Project

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Energy Market

Isles of Scilly Voucher Scheme

Active Calls

ERDF Call For Proposals: Deadline 29th October, 2017

£1.95million European Funding Call – Shift to a Low Carbon Economy in Cornwall And The Isles Of Scilly

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Call Deadline extended to October 29th.  This extension was announced on September 13th.

Up to £1.95 million is now available through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  The funding call forms part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme, building on Convergence funding to deliver economic regeneration from 2014-2020.

This call invites outline applications which support the delivery of priority axis 4 of the European Regional Development Fund operational programme and respond to the local development need set out in the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Territorial Investment Strategy.

This call focuses on Investment Priority 4c of the European Regional Development Fund operational programme and Strategic Priority 1: Future Economy – Objective 2 of the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Territorial Investment Strategy, which seeks “to invest in activities with growth potential that develop Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as a ‘green and marine’ region”.

This call seeks to invest in testing innovative energy efficiency solutions and interventions that target existing housing stock and/or public buildings in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Whilst all types of housing can be covered, the focus will mainly be on social housing and on areas where other publicly funded schemes are not addressing the need.

Local Priorities

Proposals should demonstrate alignment with local development need and priorities including:

  • Improvements to the energy efficiency of housing (with a focus on social housing) and public buildings in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as part of a whole building or place solution;
  • A focus on hard to treat properties and the use of innovative technologies and applications to address challenges affecting the energy efficiency of the local building stock, including measures which encourage behaviour change to achieve demonstrable savings in greenhouse gas reductions;
  • A demonstration of clear additionality to the existing, complex domestic energy policy and funding landscape;
  • A demonstration as to how delivery will be extended to the Isles of Scilly, remote and rural areas of Cornwall;
  • The embedding of the inclusion (for Cornwall: http://inclusioncornwall.co.uk/about-us/strategy/) and environmental growth (for Cornwall: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environmentalgrowth) strategies outlined in the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Territorial Investment Strategy. In addition, the principles of inclusion and sustainable environmental growth need to be articulated with specific reference to the Isles of Scilly.

Overall, activities proposed should bring about an increase in energy efficiency and smart energy management in the housing stock or public buildings in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly which result in carbon savings and improved Standard Assessment Procedure ratings.

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Access to the Programme – Funding Call Support

Any potential applicants wishing to pursue this funding call can make use of the Access to the Programme Team. This free resource will provide advice and support to potential applicants, specialist support in the early stage design and development of complex projects, and promote and integrate the cross cutting themes within projects to ensure that applicants can develop projects that make the most effective use of all European Structural and Investment Funds. For more information please contact the team at accesstotheprogramme@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk

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