European Structural and Investment Funds

  • Delivery and financial end dates of the 2014-20 ESIF programmes

    8th March 2022 by

    At our 2021 Annual Event, we announced end dates of the 2014-2020 ESIF programmes. The dates were subsequently communicated in our December e-bulletin and also published on our blog.

    Read more

  • Updates to the Management and Control System guidance

    20th April 2020 by

    Last week the Managing Authority published our updated Management and Control System (MCS) guidance on the Scottish Government website. These changes were made following recommendations from the Audit Authority and feedback from Lead Partners.

    Read more

  • Closing Phase 2: final MAAP meetings

    7th February 2020 by

    In February 2018 we announced the call for applications for the second phase of the ESF and ERDF programmes. In August 2019 we let Lead Partners know that this process would be concluding this year.

    Read more

  • Changes to National Rules: what’s retrospective?

    20th November 2019 by

    The revised National Rules on eligibility of expenditure were published on the Scottish Government’s European Structural Funds webpage on 23 September 2019.

    Read more

  • 2019: year at a glance

    11th January 2019 by

    We hope that all lead partners, delivery agents and stakeholders enjoyed a pleasant festive break. To help us all plan activity through 2019, the ‘year at a glance’ below sets out activities and important dates on a month-by-month basis. Included are some key European Commission dates as well as planned dates for MA Approval Panels...

    Read more

  • Survey results from June 2018 lead partner event

    31st August 2018 by

      On 19 June 2018 we held a lead partner event – in case you missed it or would like a reminder of what was discussed, the slides and Q&A transcript are available. After the event we sent out a survey to get your views on how it went. The feedback was valuable and we’d...

    Read more

  • Update on Phase 2 Applications

    17th August 2018 by

    Phase 2 Strategic Intervention approvals have reached almost £170 million since its launch earlier this year. Over £50 million in Operation approvals have also been made. This is good progress, although since almost half of the programme remains to be committed towards new or extending existing operations, lead partners are encouraged to submit proposals for...

    Read more

  • Update for Lead Partners: Eumis issue resolved

    9th July 2018 by

    The issue with uploading ESF results on EUMIS has now been resolved. For any Lead Partners who have tried to upload results and couldn’t, can you please upload your participants results.

    Read more

  • Second round of Aspiring Communities Fund open for applications

    9th April 2018 by

    The second round of Aspiring Communities Fund for projects in the Highlands and Islands area only is now open for applications. Funding information and all documents can be found here The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 1 June 2018. If you have any queries please contact the ACF mailbox and a...

    Read more

  • Phase 2 call for applications – 2018 – Managing Authority Approval Panels – January 2018

    1st February 2018 by

    CALL FOR 2018 SUBMISSIONS Lead Partners are invited to submit both new applications and extension requests. Growth teams will be in touch with all lead partners to discuss timescales for these and MA Approval Panels will run throughout 2018. All lead partners are strongly encouraged to submit applications as early as possible in order to...

    Read more