Structural Funds

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.