About DIF

The University is seeking projects under this programme and offering grants of £10,000 - £40,000 to successful applicants. Through this grant programme we are unlocking private sector investment and enabling job creation. There is additional emphasis on innovative digital products, processes and services.


About ERDF

DIF is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). DIF will receive up to £1,900,000 of funding from ERDF, as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is the programme's Managing Authority. Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects that support innovation, businesses, job creation and local community regeneration. Click here for more information.