ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin

Tuesday 21st of April 2020 01:55 PM

Welcome to the ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin. Through these bulletins we aim to keep you updated and notified of the latest information published for the 2014 to 2020 ESIF Programme in response to COVID-19.

Please see below a summary of the information updated and published.
To access the information in full, view our ESIF COVID-19 response page on GOV.UK at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/european-structural-and-inves...

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Q&A: Question 9 - The European Commission is considering changes to regulations e.g. state aid in response to the situation, must we follow the current rules?

Existing answer updated

Q&A: Question 10 - Can we change our project activity under current rules to help businesses respond to the situation?

Existing answer updated

Q&A: Question 17 – ERDF cannot currently support businesses which would constitute an ‘Undertaking in Difficulty’ under Article 3 of Regulation (EU) 1301/2013. How has this changed under CRII?

New question and answer added

 

European Social Fund (ESF)

Q&A: Question 5 - The project will underspend in 2020, will this money automatically be lost to the project?

Existing answer updated

Q&A: Question 7 - My project has been approved and a Funding Agreement has been issued. I have significant reservations about starting my project at this time and wish to review the options available. What does the ESF Managing Authority advise?

Existing answer updated

Q&A: Question 11 - Where activity is significantly delayed or ceased as a result of COVID-19 disruption, has consideration been given to extending projects?

Existing answer updated

Q&A: Question 19 - Is the Managing Authority able to provide any easements to ESF match funding requirements?

Existing answer updated

Q&A: Question 20 - I would like to refocus my project in response to the impact of the COVID-19 situation in my local area. Can I do that?

Existing answer updated

Q&A: Question 22 - What flexibilities will the ESF Managing Authority be making to commercial payment arrangements in light of the COVID-19 outbreak?

Existing answer updated

 

Category: Funding