First Minister announces major investment for steel in Wales
First Minister Carwyn Jones has announced the next tranche in a series of major investments as part of an ongoing programme of support to secure the long term future of the Tata steel works in Wales.
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- First Minister announces major investment for steel in Wales
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EU funds in Wales
Future of EU funds
We are continuing to deliver our EU funding programmes in Wales. Applications for EU funds are still being developed and approved in line with objectives agreed by the European Commission.
The UK Treasury will provide a full lifetime guarantee for all structural and investment projects approved before the UK leaves the EU.
A guarantee has also been made for investments to UK organisations through the European Territorial Co-operation programmes from which Wales benefits, including the Ireland Wales programme, as well as programmes directly managed by the European Commission, such as Horizon 2020.
EU funding programmes
- European Structural Funds – Support people into work and training, youth employment, research and innovation, business (SMEs) competitiveness, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and connectivity and urban development.
- Common Agricultural Policy – A £200m a year scheme providing payments to more than 16,000 farms in Wales to help protect and enhance the countryside.
- Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – A £957m programme supporting businesses, farmers, the countryside, and communities in rural areas.
- European Maritime Fisheries Fund – Supporting sustainable development within the fishing and aquaculture sectors , the conservation of the marine environment, and growth and jobs in coastal communities.
Other EU funds
EU funds are also available to organisations and individuals through other EU programmes:
- COSME (external link) – Helps to increase business competitiveness with assistance to improve access to finance and markets.
- Erasmus+ (external link) – Offers opportunities for UK participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe.
- Creative Europe (external link) – Supports the cultural and creative sectors, enabling them to reach new audiences, develop skills for the digital age and safeguard cultural and linguistic diversity.
- Connecting Europe Facility (external link) – Investing in trans-European networks and infrastructures in the sectors of transport, telecommunications and energy.
- LIFE (external link) – Supports nature, biodiversity, conservation, environmental and climate change projects.
- EaSI (external link) – Aims to support employment, social policy and labour mobility across the EU.