McLeod calls for bids for £12m European fund

SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Dr Aileen McLeod today (Thursday) has called for bids from Dumfries & Galloway to a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme. The Lowlands and Uplands Scotland programme, which still has £12million available, aims to support economic growth, research & innovation and rural development. The closing date for stage 1 applications is the 9th of July.


Dr McLeod commented:


“The ERDF programme is important to the whole of Scotland and has made a significant contribution to the Scottish economy since 2007.


“However, there is still £12 million of funding available in the Lowlands & Uplands programme, which includes Dumfries & Galloway, and I am very keen to see as many applications as possible from this region.


“The programme gives specific consideration to areas with substantial rural populations, so the region already fits in very well with the fund’s priorities. However, there is not much time. Applications have to be submitted by the 9th of July and projects which receive funding will have to be completed by March 2015.


“I hope however that we will see applications from Dumfries & Galloway and that the region will benefit from some of this funding.”


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Further information on the funding can be found here:

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