EU benefits Norfolk

How the EU benefits Norfolk

EU funding has played a major part in recent developments across Norfolk.

Leaving the EU means that the people of Norfolk will lose access to these funds.

Great Yarmouth Market has received £200,000 from the EU to revitalise their historic markets, support local businesses and boost tourism and the local economy.

Norfolk Community College has received £1,934,200 from the Lottery Fund and EU, under auspices of England European Social Fund.

The Matthew Project receives funding from the EU Social Fund to support work among 16-24-year-olds struggling with drug and alcohol dependency.

Norfolk County Council Rural Programmes Team has received £9,000,000 from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development to support rural businesses, and £3 million had been paid to businesses in the Region as at 18 December 2017. Around £4.5 million is still available via DEFRA, the Rural Payments Agency and the Rural Development Programme for England.

Broadland District Council has received £2,000,000 from the EU for investment in clean technology, advanced engineering and the motor sport sector.

New Anglia Growth Hub gives free advice to businesses to access grants, finance, start-up support , expert advice, apprenticeships, coaching, digital support. This work receives funding from the EU Regional Development Fund.

The University of East Anglia has received £7.1 million of EU money towards its new £15 million Enterprise Centre (source EDP).

In November 2017, the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership published a detailed report on the impact of Brexit-related changes to trade, regulations, workforce, funding and investment in Norfolk.

More detailed information about the EU is available via the Britain for Europe site.