European funding - Môn Europe
Welcome to the European Funding area of the website. Here you will find how Anglesey is benefiting from the current round of European funding support and what services the team can provide.
Building on the success of the Objective 1 funding programme which ran from 2000-2006 and resulted in a total investment of £38.3 million of EU Structural Funding in the Island’s economy, attention is now firmly set on the next generation of EU Programmes spanning from 2007-2013.
The £1.4 billion Convergence West Wales & the Valleys 2007-2013 Programme represents a similar level of investment to Objective 1, and is probably the last major EU Structural Fund investment in the Welsh economy. The programme aims to create structural economic change in underperforming economies by targeting investment to create jobs, attract investment and regenerate our communities.
The £800 million Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 sees a shift in emphasis of the EU Common Agricultural Policy into building sustainable rural communities for the 21st Century. Activities on Anglesey funded through this programme aim to respond to the current generational change and create a prosperous future for rural Anglesey.
Both programmes have a tight focus on the Lisbon agenda for investment in creation of jobs and economic growth, and Gothenburg agenda promoting sustainable development and environmental protection. Anglesey is well placed to benefit from both these programmes and projects are being approved on a continuous basis which deliver positive outcomes on the Island.
A number of other funds are also available from INTERREG Cooperation Programmes and other European Funding Programmes which are accessible through the development of projects with European partners.
For information and guidance on any of the above issues, keep checking these pages regularly for updates.
The West Wales and the Valleys region has been awarded the highest level of support known as Convergence, from the European Union for the Structural Funds programming round 2007–2013.
The Rural Development Plan (RDP) for Wales 2007 – 2013 was formally approved by the European Commission’s Rural Development Committee on 20 February, 2008. It is part of a joint Welsh Government and European Union strategy.
Wales will take part in four Territorial Co-operation Programmes during the period 2007-2013.
Anglesey Economic Regeneration Partnership (AERP), recognises the need to widen its scope and provide strategic direction to the island’s economic regeneration activities.
Development of European Union programmes for the 2014 to 2020 programming period is now well underway.