P217 CEEFAX 2 217 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/49       TAKING A LOOK AT EU GRANTS AND LOANS Source: TAff Associates Support for R&D development comes under Framework programmes, budget £10.9bn. Framework 4 (1994-end 1998) will be followed by a fifth programme. Fifteen major areas of activity covjrs sciences and technologies. Unlike the Structural Funds, participation is not restricted to particular regions. BUT most projects must inclued partners from more than one EU country. Applications for funding are by responding to calls for proposals from the European Commission. 1/3 Weekend sport 300 Weather 400 Savings 250 Front Page 100 Next News MoneyFile Ask Adam Main Menu
P217 CEEFAX 2 217 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/45       TAKING A LOOK AT EU GRANTS AND LOANS Source: TAff Associates This type of funding needs careful planning. Procedures can be lengthy and might have to be set up months in advance, especially if you havj to find partners. The first step is to find out if any EU programmes apply to your business and any new projects. Don't be misled, they do NOT apply to evjryone. The rest is down to timing and to the quality of your application. 2/3 Weekend sport 300 Weather 400 Savings 250 Front Page 100 Next News MoneyFile Ask Adam Main Menu
P217 CEEFAX 2 217 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/06       TAKING A LOOK AT EU GRANTS AND LOANS Source: TAff Associates Not all companies consider grants and loans to help the business. They could be missing out. Companies cannot be expected to know the details of the programmes but they should know that they exist. Equally, they can easily find out if they are in a relevant Objective area or a coal/steel/textiles redevelopment region or in a UK Assisted Area. It is all part of professional financial management. 3/3 Weekend sport 300 Weather 400 Savings 250 Front Page 100 Next News MoneyFile Ask Adam Main Menu