This site seeks to explain what Objective 2 funding is, what it means for Bristol and how you can apply for it!
There is a pot of European Money available until 2006 for projects that promote the economic regeneration of parts of the South West of England.
The Bristol Objective 2 Neighbourhood Action Plan has been developed in order to effectively deliver part of the South West Objective 2 Programme, at a local level. The Bristol Neighbourhood Action Plan provides financial assistance to projects that aim to promote social and economic inclusion. The Bristol Objective 2 target area includes five of the most disadvantaged communities in Bristol:
Under the Bristol Neighbourhood Action Plan, Objective 2 projects must address one of three strategic objectives:
In order to apply for funding under the Bristol Neighbourhood action plan, organisations must first complete an Outline Application Form. If successful at this initial application stage, they will then go on to complete a more detailed full application.
There are already a variety of projects being funded under the Bristol Objective 2 Action Plan, ranging from IT and new media training centres to community wardens schemes and a community finance initiative. Due to the success of the Action Plan so far, we have recently been awarded an additional £3.9 million European funding to extend the programme until 2008.