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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. The following statements respond to the result of the Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union:
- Statement from the First Minister
- Statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government
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.
EU Funding Ambassadors in Wales
EU Funding Ambassadors for Wales, Dr Grahame Guilford, Dr Hywel Ceri Jones, and Gaynor Richards MBE, were appointed to look at opportunities to promote and maximise the funding available from EU programmes managed directly by the European Commission.
The Ambassadors’ final report, Europe Matters to Wales, was published in March 2016.
Looking for EU funding streams?
See an online check-list (external link) to help identify EU Funding opportunities available to you.
EU Times – April 2016 (File size: 4.2MB)
Unitary Authority Factsheet (File size: 8MB)
Success Stories: Boosting Research, Innovation and Business (File size: 3.4MB)
Success Stories: Investing in People and Communities (File size: 3.6MB)
EU Funding Ambassadors - November 2015 (File size: 730KB)
EU policy and funding programmes grid (File size: 787KB)
EU Funding Ambassadors - Final Report published March 2016 (File size: 1MB)