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The results of EU regeneration funding

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Data from current regeneration projects

ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and ESF (European Social Fund) projects are ongoing. They may continue until December 2023, and so until then, the figures below will be continually updated.

ERDF and ESF programmes (2014 to 2020)

EU funds of £2bn are expected to support a total investment of over £3bn in Wales. Data for the Bridgend County up to 30 April 2021 shows that there were:

  • 571 enterprises assisted
  • 179 enterprises created
  • 1,093 jobs created
  • 13,556 participants assisted
  • 1,614 participants supported into employment
  • 6,224 participants gaining qualifications
  • 292 participants in education or training

ESF funding

We have secured £13m of ESF to drive forward employability programmes, and support young people at risk of becoming NEET via:

  • Inspire 2 Achieve
  • Inspire 2 Work
  • Bridges into Work 2
  • Working Skills for Adults
  • Communities for Work
  • Nurture, Equip, Thrive

ERDF funding

We have already secured over £13.2m in grants to deliver:

  • Caerau Local Heat Scheme
  • Bridgend Enterprise Hub (supporting the strategic development of enterprise hubs at Village Farm Industrial Estate)
  • PRIF (Porthcawl Resort Investment Focus)
  • Refurbishment of Maesteg Town Hall through the Building for the Future programme

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