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Objectives and targets

CLLD and ESIF logosApplications need to meet the European Social Fund (ESF) or European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Operational Programme targets.

Icon for pdf Gateshead Goes Local, Local Development Strategy [3.34MB] has further information about the objectives and targets.


Icon for pdf Funding call one [3.21MB] contains the information on this page.

Pathways to employment and enterprise
Local objectiveProject typeTarget groupExample of projectsMatch funding
Objective 2:
To assist individuals to move towards employment, self-employment, education and training. 

ESF Revenue
Projects offering training and support including wellbeing and family interventions.

Unemployed and economically inactive in the CLLD area.Training meeting the needs of target groups identified in the LDS. ESF contribution 50% minimum project cost £20,000.
EU Budget Limit Lifetime of the project (excluding match)ESF £1,121,655  
Outcomes

Support 1700 participants resulting in:

  • 323 Participants in education or training on leaving
  • 272 Unemployed participants in employment, including self-employment on leaving
  • 124 Inactive participants into employment or job search on leaving
Aspirations and culture
Local objectiveProject typeTarget groupExample of projectsMatch funding
Objective 3:
Raising personal expectations and ambitions - building community spirit.
ESF Revenue 
Promotion of entrepreneurialism.
Unemployed and economically inactive in the CLLD area. Animation project to promote the opportunities provided by self-employment. Support the development of progression routes.ESF contribution 50% minimum project cost £20,000.
EU Budget Limit Lifetime of the project (excluding match)ESF £1,121,655
Outcomes

Support 1700 participants resulting in:

  • 323 Participants in education or training on leaving
  • 272 Unemployed participants in employment, including self-employment on leaving
  • 124 Inactive participants into employment or job search on leaving
Workplace infrastructure
Local objectiveProject typeTarget groupExample of projectsMatch funding

Objective 4:
Developing under utilised assets to provide employment space.

ERDF Capital
Providing business space and supporting the sustainability of community assets.
Organisations including community organisations,improvable space, new and existing businesses.Development of local enterprise hubs that provides business space in local communities and networking opportunities. ERDF contribution 60% minimum project cost £20,000
EU Budget Limit Lifetime of the project (excluding match)ERDF £300,000 
Outcomes

Supporting:

  • a minimum of 200 Sq m of new floor space 
Business creation
Local objectiveProject typeTarget groupExample of projectsMatch funding

Objective 5:
Supporting individuals to consider setting up a business/social enterprise.  

ERDF Revenue
Business start-up and pre-start programmes. Support must constitute 12 hours.
Individuals seeking support to be enterprise ready.Support local people to explore enterprise skills and pre start up programmes. Can be on a one to one basis or one to many. ERDF contribution 60% minimum project cost £20,000.
EU Budget Limit Lifetime of the project (excluding match)ERDF £243,750
Outcomes

Supporting

  • a minimum of 250 enterprise ready clients (12 hour assists)  
Business growth
Local objectiveProject typeTarget groupExample of projectsMatch funding 
Objective 6: 
Supporting existing businesses to grow and innovate. 
ERDF Revenue
Providing information advice and support - networking and partnership support and training. Support must constitute 12 hours.
Micro and small to medium businesses (including social enterprises) in the CLLD area.Business support projects focusing on growth and sustainability of new (0-12 months old) and existing (12 months +) business creating job opportunities for collaboration networks.ERDF contribution 60% minimum project cost £20,000. 
EU Budget Limit Lifetime of the project (excluding match)ERDF £243,750
Outcomes

Support to:

  • 100 existing  enterprises       
  • 75 new enterprises supported
  • Creation of 55 jobs in new / existing enterprises

The CLLD wards are: Dunston and Teams, Bridges, Felling, Pelaw and Heworth, Wardley and Leam Lane, Windy Nook and Whitehills, High Fell, Chowdene, Low Fell, Deckham, Saltwell and Lobley Hill and Bensham. However, eligibility relates to the LSOA's included in the LDS therefore please use the CLLD checker on the Council website to ensure project eligibility.  

Icon for pdf View a map of the Gateshead CLLD areas [271.86KB]

Contact yvonnegill@gateshead.gov.uk or email clldinfo@gateshead.gov.uk for further information.

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