ESIF – COVID-19 Updates

A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19 during this unprecedented time are available on GOV.UK. This should be considered the ‘Go To’ place for the latest FAQ’s and supporting information.

The latest updates consist of three items;

1) ESIF letter to Growth Programme Board and Sub Committee Members on response to COVID-19. – Direct link here

2) European Regional Development Fund 2014 to 2020 Programme – Questions and Answers on COVID-19 – Direct link here

This response covers guidance to projects / applicants on:

  • Claims
  • Underspends
  • Outputs
  • Summative assessment data sheets
  • Staff costs to cover illness due to COVID_19
  • State aid rules
  • Changes to delivery methods i.e. agile/remote working
  • Communications with the Managing Authority
  • Deadline dates for ERDF full applications

3) European Social Fund 2014-2020 Programme – Questions and Answers on COVID-19 – Direct link here

This response covers guidance to projects / applicants on;

  • Relaxation of claims evidence requirements
  • Cost in relation to staff effected by COVID-19
  • Alternatives to the requirement to use ‘wet’ signatures
  • Eligibility of costs in relation to cancelled events
  • Reduction in planned outputs as a result of COVID-19
  • Business continuity
  • Calls, submission of applications and the Reserve Fund
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