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European and other funding

The European Union (EU) budget is made up of a proportion of the VAT charged on goods and services in the EU Member States, a share of each country's Gross National Product (GNP) and custom duties from non-EU countries on goods that are imported into the EU.

A large proportion of this budget is redistributed through Structural Funds used to enhance the economic and social development of particular regions. A region may have access to one or more of the Structural Funds, depending on its status, which recently have included the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).

Further significant EU funding is allocated towards implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (or CAP) through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). This contributes to improving:

  • the competitiveness of agriculture and forestry;
  • the environment and the countryside;
  • the quality of life and the management of economic activity in rural areas.

In addition to direct payments to farmers and land owners, the EAFRD programme funds rural development programmes for Member States, including the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). The RDPE allocates funding towards various specific grant programmes and towards LEADER programmes, which relate to the implementation of local development strategies through public-private partnerships called "local action groups" (or LAGs).

During the 2007 to 2013 programme period, Ryedale benefited from two LEADER programmes, which together allocated funding of approximately £5.5 million towards implementation of the local development strategies.

Further details can be found below at:

  • CWWW – Coast Wolds Wetlands and Waterways - CWWW
  • NYMCH – North York Moors, Coast and Hills - NYMCH

A map showing which parishes are within each LEADER area is available (PDF, 1 page, 3066kb).

During the 2007 to 2013 programme period, Ryedale benefited from two LEADER programmes, which together allocated funding of approximately £5.5 million towards implementation of the local development strategies.

For the 2016 to 2020 programme period Ryedale again has two LEADER funding programmes operating within the District. Both programmes are now live:

  • The North York Moors, Coast and Hills (NYMCH) programme covers central, northern and western parts of Ryedale. Projects are encouraged to check their eligibility and contact the programme staff at the earliest opportunity. For further details on eligibility and application process see NYMCH.
  • The Coast Wolds Wetlands and Waterways (CWWW) programme covers south-eastern parts of Ryedale. Those with ideas for projects are encouraged to check their eligibility and (if eligible) complete and submit a Project Ideas Form and contact the programme staff at the earliest opportunity. For further details see CWWW.

To find out more about grants and funding please visit the How’s Business website, which is part of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership service to help businesses access funding and advice.

 

The Youth Charity, The Prince's Trust helps to change young lives. It gives practical and financial support in developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation.

The Prince's Trust works with 14 to 30 year olds, who may have found school difficult, been in care, long-term unemployed or are struggling to find a niche for themselves.

If you have an idea for a business but are unable to raise the funding you need, then The Prince's Trust's business programme could help you to get up and running with financial and mentor support. Information sessions and individual appointments to discuss your idea are available locally. Phone free on 0800 842 842 or visit the Prince's Trust website.

 

 

 

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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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Phone: 01653 600666

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