Great turnout for South Yorkshire Forest Partnership Low Carbon event held on the 5th of July at Sheffield Town Hall
July 18, 2016
On the 5th July 2016 South Yorkshire Forest Partnership (SYFP), as part of their ERDF funded Technical Aid activity to support the uptake for the ERDF Low Carbon Priority 4
funding and the shift towards a low carbon economy, organised a workshop at Sheffield Town Hall. ERDF is one of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF).
40 people including representatives of well established renewable energy
organisations including both the private sector and grass roots
organisations, academic institutions and natural environment groups attended.
The event which was funded via the Sheffield City Region’s ERDF Technical Assistance Programme and the information gathered will be fed back to the organisations managing ERDF funding including the Department for Local Communities and Government. It is hoped that this help to shape the future calls for bids to the Low Carbon Priority 4 theme by making them as responsive as possible to local groups who may bid for funds in
Councillor Tony Downing, SCC’sCabinet Advisor on the Environment
provided an introduction. This was followed by 4 presentations including Sustainability West Midlands, Sheffield Renewables /South Yorkshire Energy Centre and the University of Sheffield. The attendees were also updated on the potential impact of Brexit on ERDF by Ben Morley from Creative Sheffield and also by Johanna Mawson Director of the SYFP who facilitated the event with help from Sheffield Council Colleagues from SCC’s Forward and Area Planning and Sustainable City.
The participants took part in workshops to discuss potential projects and meet
other organisations doing similar work to them. It is hoped new project
partnerships, which are an essential element of attracting this form of
funding, may develop from this and a new low carbon network
is being discussed which would be facilitated by SYFP as part of the their
Technical Assistance role.
There will be further events in the coming months on Low Carbon
and ERDF funding. Please see the News section of this website for more information.
Please find various documents and downloads from the event below;
Presentation Lenny Koh - http://www.syforest.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BEU-SYFP-ERDF-talk-Lenny-Koh.pptx
Presentation Alan Carr - http://www.syforest.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Alan-Carr-presentation-low-res.pdf
Presentation Sheffield Renewables/SY Energy Centre -http://www.syforest.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/workshop-presentation-SR-SYEC.pdf
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