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European Structural Funds 2014-2020

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Between 2007-2013 Wales benefited from £1.8bn of EU Funds to support growth and jobs.
In 2014–2020 Wales will benefit from over £2bn of European Structural Funds investment.

The funds help support people into work and training, youth employment, research and innovation, business (SMEs) competitiveness, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and connectivity and urban development.

Together with match funding, the Structural Funds will drive a total investment of almost £3bn across Wales. We are open for business, with the UK Government providing an expenditure guarantee for all schemes approved before the UK leaves the EU.

Structural Funds Programmes

In agreement with the European Commission, investments are prioritised according to social, economic and environmental needs and opportunities in the following regions:

European structural funds are made up of:

  • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 
  • European Social Fund (ESF) 

European Structural Funds in Wales are administered by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO).

For information on EU funds please contact us:  or 0845 010 3355 

Welsh European Funding Office
Rhydycar Business Park,
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1UZ