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Published: 18/11/2014

Flintshire’s priorities for the investment of European funding in the County have been set out at a Cabinet meeting today (Tuesday 18 November). The European Structural Funds and Rural Development Programmes (RDP) represent a major source of funding to Flintshire County Council for economic development, skills and employment, infrastructure and quality of life. The programmes provide an opportunity to secure additional resources to deliver Council priorities and may develop new ways of delivering Council services. The seven East Wales counties can expect to benefit from a share of around £330m between 2014- 2020. Over the next few years the Council is looking to develop the following projects through European funding: • North and Mid Wales Domestic Energy Efficiency Collaboration project • North Wales Advanced Manufacturing Centre • regional transport projects • projects to support people who are not in employment, education or training • business support projects to generate new enterprise and support the social sector • ICT connectivity and exploitation Councillor Derek Butler, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “European funding is available for all types of programmes, many of them to enhance rural areas. We are always looking at different projects to see how the work we do in Flintshire fits with the grants available so we can maximise the benefits for local residents.”