European Structural Funds provide EU Member States and regions with assistance to overcome structural deficiencies and to enable them to strengthen competitiveness and increase employment. The Scottish Government is the 'Managing Authority' for Structural Funds in Scotland and has overall responsibility for supervising the implementation; ongoing management; and effectiveness of the programmes.
In Scotland, Structural Funds are the significant source of European Union funding for economic development in Scotland. Programmes run over a seven year period. The 2007 - 2013 Structural Funds Programmes are well underway with hundreds of projects across Scotland already benefiting from this key funding. The resources being made available are allowing us to focus Structural Funds on Scottish priorities and strategies and assist the economy during difficult times.
This site is designed to assist you in:
- Obtaining all the latest news on the 2007-2013 European Structural Funds Programmes in Scotland
- Getting to know the different forms of funding available
- Signposting you to the key information you will need