new team helps north wales get the most from its eu funding

North Wales Business Academy

A new team has been set-up to help North Wales get the most from its EU funding.

Working on behalf of the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, the team will make sure European-funded projects are supporting the region’s economic priorities – helping to drive business investment and jobs growth.

It’ll also encourage collaboration – helping organisations link-up and work together.

Team manager Carwyn Jones says: “There are lots of EU-funded projects happening in North Wales, and plenty of opportunities to apply for funding.

“Our aim is to maximise the impact across Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

“It’s about helping North Wales get as much bang for its buck as possible.”

working together

Anyone applying for European funding will need to show they've discussed their ideas with Carwyn and his team.

“They’ll need to demonstrate how their project can support the big regional priorities shaping our economy”, says Carwyn.

“And if they can do that, it’ll strengthen their bid and improve their chances of securing funding.”

The team can help in other ways too, bringing together people working on different proposals – creating opportunities for co-operation and preventing duplication.

Carwyn and his colleagues can also help project-managers learn from case studies and examples of good practice - and help them tap into national initiatives that might provide further support.

To find out more, contact the Regional Engagement Team or sign-up for its regular newsletter.


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