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Appeals Procedure

Rejection at any stage in the selection process can be appealed in writing. Written appeals must be received within 2 weeks of the initial rejection and addressed to: Dionne Clark, ERDF SAM Project Compliance Officer (Financial), The Industry Centre, Colima Ave, Sunderland Enterprise park (West), Sunderland, SR5 3XB

The written appeal must include the reasons for the appeal, additional justification and a rationale for why the project should be reconsidered.

Appeals can only be made where the applicant has evidence that the Project Selection Group or accountable body (SAM Project UoS) has:

  • Not followed due process
  • Not considered all the information made available in the applicant submission
  • Acted in some way to disadvantage the applicant/application

The appeals panel will offer a fair and impartial second review of the application; The panel will meet within 4 weeks of receiving a fully validated appeal request. A decision will be issued within 5 working days of the panel meeting.

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