Horizon Europe funding

Funding for research or innovation that's ground breaking, improves European research standards or responds to challenges like climate change or food security.

What has changed since EU Exit:

Working on Horizon Europe funded projects.

Q&A on the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe.

Who it’s for

To apply for most Horizon Europe funding, you must be a consortium. Usually, the consortium must be made up of at least 3 organisations from different countries.

Get in touch with your UK national contact point for advice on:

  • how to form a consortium
  • how to apply for Horizon Europe funding

Or register for Horizon Europe UK news and events.

What you can get funding for

You may be able to get Horizon Europe funding for projects which:

  • involve ground breaking research or new technologies
  • improve research training and development, or research infrastructure
  • create growth in sectors like advanced manufacturing, materials, biotechnology, information and communication technology, nanotechnology and space
  • increase private investment in research
  • respond to challenges like climate change, food security or healthcare for an ageing population

Small or medium sized companies (SMEs) can also get help from a coach or mentor, eg to improve management skills, create a marketing strategy or raise finance.

Find your UK National Contact Point for advice

Support for all sectors

Funding for researchers

European Research Council NCP helpdesk
Telephone: +32 22 89 61 21
Email: erc-uk@ukro.ac.uk

Marie Curie Actions NCP helpdesk
Telephone: +32 22 30 03 18
Email: mariecurie-uk@ukro.ac.uk

Stephen Alexander
Telephone: 07771 722 217
Email: NCP-Rules@innovateuk.ukri.org

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

Innovate UK EDGE
Telephone: 0300 123 3144
Email: contact@innovateukedge.ukri.org

Research infrastructure

Alice Chadwick
Telephone: 07759 830757
Email: RINCPUK@stfc.ac.uk

Widening participation among EU states

Mafalda Pinto
Telephone: +44 (0)1793 444 328
Email: excellence-participationNCP@ukri.org

Support within different sectors

Advanced manufacturing and processing

Abishek Ramesh
Telephone: 07894 800 812
Email: NCP-AdvMan@innovateuk.ukri.org

Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society

Anni Laihanen
Telephone: 07999 018967
Email: CCISNCP@esrc.ukri.org

EIC Pathfinder

Dora Meredith
Email: Dora.meredith@innovateuk.ukri.org

EIT - European Institute of Innovation & Technology

Sharon McHugh
Email: Sharon.mchugh@innovateuk.ukri.org


Kerry Young and Helen Fairclough
Telephone: 0845 600 0430
Email: mail@euenergyfocus.co.uk

Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and inland water research, bioeconomy

Helen Sweeney
Telephone: 07517 132502
Email: NCP-Food-Bio-Marine@innovateuk.ukri.org

Health, wellbeing and demographic change

Katie Dingley (contact for Academia)
Email: ncp@mrc.ukri.org

Jo Frost (contact for industry)
Telephone: 07597 526 207
Email: NCP-Health@innovateuk.ukri.org

ICT and future and emerging technologies

Stafford Lloyd
Telephone: 07867 832 084
Email: NCP-ICT-FET@innovateuk.ukri.org

Nanotechnologies and advanced materials

Abishek Ramesh
Telephone: 07894 800812
Email: NCP-Nanotech@innovateuk.ukri.org

Science with and for society

Cara Ryan
Telephone: 01793 413 030
Email: SWAFSNCP@ukri.org

Secure societies

Zale Johnson
Telephone: 07880 462 093
Email: NCP-Security@innovateuk.ukri.org


Catherine Holt
Telephone: 07468 715 507
Email: NCP-Space@innovateuk.ukri.org


Louise Mothersole
Telephone: 07584 154 679
Email: NCP-Transport@innovateuk.ukri.org


European Commission

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Published 20 March 2017
Last updated 10 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Changed contact e-mail address on Climate Action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.

  2. Removed Social science & humanities NCP, amended title of Inclusive, innovative & reflective societies (now Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society), removed telephone number on Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials, added EIC Pathfinder and EIT – European Institute of Innovation & Technology NCPs.

  3. Changes to e-mail address on Research infrastructure and contact details on Widening participation among EU states.

  4. Contacts changed for Research infrastructure and Health, wellbeing and democratic change

  5. Change of programme name to Horizon Europe, link amended to guidance on new programme.

  6. Changed e-mail addresses for Research infrastructure, Widening participation, Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies, and Social science and humanities contacts.

  7. Revised contact and telephone details on Inclusive, innovative & reflective societies and Social science & humanities.

  8. Updates made to e-mail addresses of European Research Council NCP helpdesk and Marie Curie Actions NCP helpdesk.

  9. Health contact updated and new e-mail address for Advanced manufacturing and processing contact.

  10. Telephone number changed for Research infrastructure contact

  11. Changes to email contact details

  12. Contact details changed for some National Contact Points.

  13. New contact added for Transport.

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