General project guidance
The guidance documents have been developed to help sponsors plan their projects in line with European regulations and other criteria.
This guide gives an indication of the areas to consider at project closure and best practice to bear in mind when closing your project.
Further guidance regarding flexibility on geographical eligibility, or out-of-area expenditure under the 2007-2013 Convergence and Competitiveness programmes in Wales.
This note is for all European Social Fund project sponsors and provides updated information about providing workplace safety training. With effect from academic year 2012-13, any delivery within ESF projects of Workplace Safety training courses aimed at employed workers must be procured. Sponsors a ...
Additional guidance on document management / retention requirements for projects in receipt of structural fund support to ensure compliance with European regulations.
Changes have been made to Procurement Thresholds applying to notices from 1 January 2012.
To provide additional guidance regarding major projects (relevant to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) only)
The note gives further guidance on the eligibility of in-kind costs and match funding under the 2007-2013 Welsh Structural Funds programmes, and on the relevant European Commission (EC) audit requirements.
As a general principle, revenue generated by a structural fund co-financed project during its implementation, or as a result of its implementation, should be taken into account during the appraisal process.
This guidance note sets out the conditions that must be met to enable leasing operations to be included as eligible expenditure.
These information and publicity guidelines have been produced to ensure that information and publicity measures are fully integrated into project delivery arrangements.
To provide project sponsors with additional guidance on the possible use of the flexibility facility / cross-financing principle under the 2007-2013 Programmes in Wales.
To provide project sponsors with additional guidance on the eligibility of staffing costs for structural funds projects.
Providing greater clarity on sponsorship, single and joint, and delivery models for the implementation of projects within the 2007-2013 EU funded programmes. It replaces the Sponsorship, Partnership, Procurement and Grants (SPPG) guidance.
Indirect costs are those costs which cannot be connected directly to the implementation of a project and where it is difficult to attribute expenditure.
In order to ensure compliance with European regulations, project sponsors / fund managers for urban development funds (JESSICA) are required to invest only in projects included within an “Integrated Plan for Sustainable Urban Development” (IPSUD).
The United Kingdom, as Member State, recognises the legislative authority of the devolved administrations and in agreement with the European Commission (EC) the UK has determined that the National Rules on the eligibility of expenditure will be drawn up at the level of England, Scotland, Wales and ...
As of October 2010, this guidance is superseded by the Sponsorship and Delivery Models guidance.
The purpose of all projects supported with EU funds is to deliver on the Priorities and Themes set out in the Operational Programme (OP) Documents that have been agreed with the European Commission. Those Priorities and Themes are in line with both EU and Assembly Government Policies and Strategies.
This is a simple outline description of how organisations can apply to the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) for financial support for projects.
How the Third Sector can access and benefit from the 2007 to 2013 Operational Programmes in Wales
The purpose of this guidance is to give the further education (FE) sector greater clarity on their potential roles as project sponsors, joint sponsors and direct deliverers in the 2007-2013 Convergence and Regional Competitiveness and Employment Programmes.
The following matrix sets out the criteria by which project proposals will be selected, prioritised and approved.
State aid is an EC term for any public resource given selectively to undertakings engaged in economic activity that could potentially affect competition and trade between Member States. Preferential public assistance - State aid - can distort the market, which in turn can result in lower competitiv ...
This document provides information for project sponsors and public match funders about responsibilities for putting in place State aid cover and annual reporting
To give potential project sponsors guidance regarding the retrospective application for EU funding under the Welsh Structural Fund programmes for 2007-2013.