About Us

The  Black Country Technical Assistance Team supports the effective delivery and promotion of the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme in the Black Country. The Team is hosted by Walsall Council (the Accountable Body), reports to the four Black Country Local Authorities, and works peripatetically across the sub-region.


European Union European Regional Development Fund


Working closely with MHCLG (as Managing Authority) the ERDF Team provides technical advisory support to Black Country applicants to enable the design and development of ERDF compliant projects during the outline stage of the business process model.  The Team facilitates wide-ranging access to the Programme through stakeholder engagement, capacity building, and publicity resulting in the improved visibility of ERDF funding in the sub-region.


European Union European Regional Social Fund


The ESF Team works closely with DWP (as Managing Authority) the Skills Funding Agency and Big Lottery Fund as Co-Financing Organisations, to deliver a range of co-ordinated services to increase awareness, capacity and engagement of Black Country organisations in opportunities presented by the ESF Programme. The Team provides targeted third sector support to build VCS capacity to respond to commissioning activity, and works alongside local authorities, higher education and providers, to ensure that local disadvantaged people receive the maximum possible benefit from ESF monies.


Contact details:

  • Kaye Davies, External Funding and Business Development Manager, kaye.davies@walsall.gov.uk 
  • Craig Perry, Black Country ERDF Programme Manager, craig.perry@walsall.gov.uk / 01922 652544
  • Amanda Spratt, Programme Manager (ESF & Projects), amanda.spratt@walsall.gov.uk / 01922 658042
  • Katrina Williams, Black Country ESF Project Officer, katrina.williams@walsall.gov.uk / 01922 652820



Investing in Your Future 

...Supported By


European Union European Regional Development Fund                   European Union European Social Fund     Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council              Walsall Council


Wolverhamptom City Council                                        Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council                      This website is part funded by:               European Union Investing In Your Future European Regional Development Fund 2007-13