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EU funds in Wales

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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.

EU Structural and Investment Fund projects that are approved prior to this year’s autumn statement have been guaranteed by the UK Government. Discussions are on-going about guaranteeing funds for projects agreed after this date.

A guarantee has also been made for investments to UK organisations through programmes directly managed by the European Commission, such as Horizon 2020.

See the Statement of response from the First Minister

EU funding programmes

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.

Looking for EU funding streams?

See an online check-list (external link) to help identify EU Funding opportunities available to you.