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Fund me some buns they said…

Genesis Crafty are delighted to announce that we are the recipients of some excellent funding by the European Regional Development Fund.

This means more and more of your favourite Genesis Crafty products can whisk their way to all you wonderful folk out there who love our lovingly crafted baked goods.

What is ERDF?

ERDF is the European Regional Development Fund which is the main EU Structural and Investment Fund used to support economic development in countries and regions across Europe. Together with the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Cohesion Fund, the ERDF accounts for over one third of the EU budget.

The Northern Ireland ERDF financial allocation for the 2014-2020 funding period will be delivered in part through the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme (the Programme) and has a budget value of €513m.

Priorities

The strategic objective of the Programme is to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion, and high levels of employment and productivity.

The Programme’s ultimate aim is to improve Northern Ireland’s economic growth, with a focus on three key areas:

Priority 1: Research and Innovation

Priority 2: SME Competitiveness

Priority 3: Low-Carbon Economy

Northern Ireland has significant experience of using ERDF to help drive economic growth in Northern Ireland. The Programme has been shaped by experience of what has proved most effective in the past and what we want to achieve in the future.

Visit the fund here.