2.1 SME Development and Transition: Pre-Application Support
THE JUNCTION 12 Beechvalley Way, Dungannon, BT70 1BS
Prior to the funding call for the new PEACEPLUS Programme, the SEUPB held a pre-application support workshop under Investment Area: 2.1 SME Development and Transition. It provided preliminary guidance to help potential applicants build their project.
The SEUPB anticipates that a funding call for this Investment Area (IA) will open in Summer of 2023. In advance of the funding call, this workshop will help potential applicants gain programme knowledge and provide preliminary guidance to build a quality application with a strong focus on outcomes that meet programme targets and the overarching aim of Peace and Prosperity.
Overview of Investment Area 2.1
The objective of IA 2.1 is to “enhance growth and competitiveness of SMEs and increase job creation"
It will result in the development of a stronger, more innovative and collaborative Programme Area SME base, which is delivering higher levels of productivity, exports and sustainable employment. Therefore in order to be attractive and relevant for SMEs, the programmes offered must demonstrate co-design with SMEs and address real practical needs and requirements.
An indicative budget allocation has been set at €25 million for this Investment Area.
Recording of Workshop
Workshop Presentation Slides
A Concept Note, capturing high-level details of a project idea.
Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Investment Area 4.2 may express their interest by completing and returning this Concept Note. The Concept Note does not form part of the formal application process. Instead, it has been put in place to help guide potential applicants to strengthen their application (should they decide to make one) and to help with a smoother project implementation process in the event of funding being awarded.
Submission for 2.1 Concept Notes closed on Friday 12th May 2023.
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