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Update – 22nd August 2019

ERDF 9 is now contracted and we are please to announce that Participate Projects and their partners are now delivering support – please contact us for more details

ESF 1 and 2 are now contracted and we are pleased to announce that Keighley College and their partners will start delivering support in September – please contact us for more details

ESF 4 has an applicant progressing through the funding agreement process and we are looking forward to reaching contract stage in the next few weeks


Keighley has been successful in securing £2.4m of European Structural Investment Funds managed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Department of Works and Pensions

The funding for Keighley includes £1.4m from the European Regional Development Fund (MHCLG) and £1m from the European Social Fund (DWP) and amounts to 50% of the total programme value of £4.8m. To achieve the total value of the programme, the funding will be matched by delivery partners and commissioned activity deliverers. There is no match funding from Central Government

Bradford Council is the accountable body for the full programme and Airedale Enterprise Services is the Local Action Group Support Team and therefore the first port of call for any enquiries

Keighley Community Led Local Development (CLLD) programme is locally managed and will target selected areas in Keighley – primarily the 20% most deprived Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Keighley East, West and Central wards, and is designed to:

‘encourage local groups & organisations rooted in the community to deliver projects that contribute to increased employment, develop new & existing businesses and improve opportunities to enhance local life’

This local development strategy has been developed by the Keighley CLLD Local Action Group (LAG) and has been validated by businesses, residents and other stakeholders within the CLLD area

Update – August 2018 – With the assistance of Bradford Council, Keighley CLLD has been successful in securing additional public funding of

£500, 000

This will allow for applicants to benefit from a reduced amount of match funding with their contribution down from the original 50% to an average of 40%


The Local Action Group has developed the following overall vision :

Keighley CLLD area, by 2022, will be an enterprising, aspirational and positive place, where our people are personally accountable and able to develop resilience and self-esteem, increasing well-being; our businesses are innovative and productive, and supported to set up and grow; diversity is respected, understood and appreciated; there is connectivity, integration and networking amongst businesses and residents; pathways are put into place to help us to upskill and ‘grow our own’ and encourage and support sustainable career progression; and the environment is clean, green and attractive.


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