The UK is no longer in receipt of these funds
ESIF: European Structural & Investment Funds
There are four ESIF (European Structural & Investments Funds):
- ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) – covering infrastructure projects and other initiatives which will help growth and economic development
- ESF (European Social Fund) – focusing on training, skills development, capacity building and business incubation
- EAFRD (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) – focusing on support in rural areas
- EMFF (European Maritime & Fisheries Fund) – focusing on support for maritime areas and for fishing
The majority of these funds are devolved back to the member states for allocation – though some are allocated via Interreg.