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Welcome to the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority web page for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). Here you can find information about the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).

ESIF – European Structural Investment Funds

The ESIF aims to increase social and economic prosperity across Europe and reduce the gaps between regions; creating a more competitive, prosperous and inclusive Europe.

Who Can Apply For ESIF Monies?

Check the National Eligibility Guidelines published on the website

ESF Basic Eligibility – Who can apply:

Local and Regional Authorities, Training Centres, Administrations States, Development Non- Government Organisations, SMEs, Universities, Non-profit organisations.

ERDF Basic Eligibility – Who can apply:

Research Centres, Local and Regional Authorities, Training Centres, Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, SMEs, Non-profit organisations.

Useful documents

Supporting Key Documents

If you are interested in applying for future rounds you are encouraged to engage with local ESIF Technical Assistance support to assist with the development of your Application(s).

Technical Assistance support is available in South Yorkshire through the ESIF Technical Assistance programme managed by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Technical support

If you would like to get in contact with us our details are below:

Paul Bareham (ERDF Technical Assistance)
Tel: 01302 736738 or email at

Stacey Chaplin (ESF Technical Assistance)
Tel: 01302 735447 or email at