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The ESIF Low Carbon Action Plan recommended to the LEP, incorporates a Low Carbon Economy Vision for Cheshire and Warrington, building on the LEP’s existing strategic growth ambitions. The action plan identifies the Low Carbon Economy priorities for the region along with actions to 2020 and associated ERDF-eligible activities that can help deliver growth and… Read More

Date Added: 13th November 2015

Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) commissioned a Low Carbon Action Plan for Cheshire and Warrington. The action plan will provide a framework for delivery of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) allocation within the Cheshire and Warrington European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) strategy for 2014-2020, specifically ESIF Priority Axis 4: Supporting… Read More

Date Added: 13th November 2015

Grants are available to develop both new and existing small businesses (including farm diversification) in Cheshire and Warrington that can create new jobs and improve the rural economy. Find out more here.

Date Added: 29th October 2015

It’s now just over a week since my Marketing Cheshire colleague, Nick Brown, and I returned from the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. My body is just about back on UK time and thoughts have now begun to turn to how we maximise the impact of the remainder of our GREAT UK Challenge Fund*… Read More

Date Added: 13th October 2015

This guidance document provides definitions for output indicators for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) England Operational Programme for 2014- 2020. It is intended to support those involved in any stage of developing, managing or evaluating a project funded by ERDF or anyone who provides or collates management information to support the production of ERDF grant claims including: During… Read More

Date Added: 13th October 2015

European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes bring together several member states around common themes and offer further opportunities for funding projects which help deliver economic growth. The documents below give information on ETC funding and how to be involved in their governance at national and EU levels. See examples of European Territorial Cooperation funded Projects 2007-2013 European… Read More

Date Added: 13th October 2015

It’s easy to see why so many people come to events like World Dairy Expo; it brings together a vast array of interested companies, organisations and people with a common interest. It’s also easy to see how attending such an event for the first time, especially if you come from another country and are trying… Read More

Date Added: 2nd October 2015

DAIRY IN THE DNA The theme for World Dairy Expo 2015 is ‘Dairy in our DNA’. Wisconsin car licence plates proudly carry the strap line “America’s Dairy State” and there is a strong sense that many families still earn their living off the land. Walking around the various exhibition halls at the Expo – and… Read More

Date Added: 1st October 2015

The first reaction when we told people that we were heading off to the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin was generally “why?” After almost 24 hours of travelling to get here, I was almost asking myself the same question. The answer lies with ‘science’. One of the LEP’s strategic priorities is the Cheshire Science… Read More

Date Added: 1st October 2015

Cheshire & Warrington Devolution – A Growth Deal Bid Summary. Cheshire and Warrington is one of the most successful economies in the country. It is the strongest performing economy in the North of England, and amongst the strongest in the UK. It is home to a highly skilled workforce, with employment rates significantly above regional and… Read More

Date Added: 9th September 2015