Why an Action Plan?
The Bristol Objective 2 Action Plan approach for this regeneration process will enable:
Local ownership and control
The Action Plan enables a high degree of local ownership and control of projects receiving European Funding from the Objective 2 programme including input into overall strategic direction, which projects to fund, and monitoring and evaluation processes.
The Action Plan will enable funding to be used to maximize strategic and local benefit, where appropriate using it in conjunction with other regeneration and mainstream spending.
Simple, effective, and innovative delivery
The Action Plan will allow for the introduction of accessible and simplified application, monitoring and payments systems.
This is particularly important to smaller organizations without the capacity to directly manage European funding which might otherwise be excluded from the programme.