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Guidance for the Structural Funds programmes 2007-2013

Guidance for the Structural Funds programmes 2007-2013

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Applying for funding

  • Sponsorship and delivery models guidance
  • Integrated Plans for Sustainable Urban Development (IPSUD)
  • Applying for EU Project Funding
  • Sponsorship, Partnership, Procurement and Grants (SPPG)
  • Making your Proposals to WEFO – How does it Work?
  • Third Sector Access to European Funding
  • Supplementary Guidance on FE Sector Engagement
  • Project Selection and Prioritisation Criteria
  • State aid - general guidance
  • Putting in place State aid cover and State aid reporting requirements

Developing your project

  • Article 55 – Revenue generating projects
  • Retention and management of documents
  • Indirect cost guidance note
  • In-kind match funding
  • Welsh National Rules on the Eligibility of Expenditure
  • Geographic Flexibility / Out-of-area Expenditure
  • Guidance Note on Eligible Staffing Costs
  • Guidance Note on the use of the Flexibility Facility / Cross-financing Principle
  • Major Projects (& Major Project Applications)
  • Guidance note on Retrospection 
  • Guidance Note on Leasing

Cross cutting themes

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Equal opportunities

Delivering your project

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance
  • ESF Indicators, Definitions and Evidence Requirements
  • Category Breakdown Guidance
  • ERDF Indicators, Definitions and Evidence Requirements
  • Reporting Jobs Created
  • Sample Participant Information Form
  • Evaluation Summary Sheet
  • Terms of Reference (including tender scoring sheet)


  • Guidance Note on Defrayment of Expenditure (Cheque Transactions)
  • Claiming Arrangements
  • Transaction List
  • External Audit of Projects
  • Reporting Accountant Terms Of Engagement
  • Progress Report


  • Information and publicity guidelines