European Structural Funds
In Scotland, Structural Funds are the significant source of
European Union funding for economic development in Scotland.
Programmes run over a seven year period. From 2000-2006 Structural
Funds spending provided over £1.1 billion of support for Scotland,
supporting the Scottish Government's aims of boosting economic
growth and improving productivity in Scotland while reducing
economic and social disparities.
The 2007 - 2013 Structural Funds Programmes are well underway
with hundreds of projects across Scotland already benefiting from
this key funding. The resources being made available are allowing
Scottish Government to focus Structural Funds on Scottish
priorities and strategies and assist the economy during difficult
This section has been developed with a range of stakeholders to
capture good practice in relation to European Funding, prompted by
work to develop best practice protocols in June 2010.
ESF Priority 5 Networking Event
Friday 3rd September 2010 saw a range of local and national
partners coming together to allow national bidders to share with
CPPs, particularly in relation to:
- Background and initial content of their bids
- Timescales and costs; and
- Geographical areas of delivery.
You can find the range of papers and presentations from this