Horizon 2020 funding

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

Information on how Horizon 2020 funding will be affected after Brexit.

Who it’s for

To apply for most Horizon 2020 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 2020 funding

Or register for Horizon 2020 UK news and events.

What you can get funding for

You may be able to get Horizon 2020 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@bbsrc.ac.uk

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

Stephen Alexander
Telephone: 07771 722 217
Email: NCP-Rules@innovateuk.gov.uk

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

Enterprise Europe Network
Telephone: 0300 123 3144
Email: contact@enterprise-europe.co.uk

Research infrastructure

Nicholas Germanacos
Telephone: 01235 445 622
Email: RINCPUK@stfc.ac.uk

Widening participation among EU states

Mafalda Pinto
Telephone: 01793 444 238
Email: Excellence-ParticipationNCP@rcuk.ac.uk

Support within different sectors

Advanced manufacturing and processing

Craig Sharp
Telephone: 07920 750 631
Email: NCP-AdvMan@innovateuk.gov.uk

Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

Ian Holmes
Telephone: 07795 605723
Email: NCP-Environment@innovateuk.gov.uk


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

Ian Holmes
Telephone: 07795 605 723
Email: NCP-Food-Bio-Marine@innovateuk.gov.uk

Health, wellbeing and demographic change

Samana Brannigan
Telephone: 07557 205 496
Email: NCP-Health@innovateuk.ukri.org

Joanna Frost
Telephone: 01793 416 346
Email: Joanna.Frost@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk

Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

Rachel Kelley
Telephone: 01793 413085
Email: challenge6ncp@esrc.ac.uk

ICT and future and emerging technologies

Stafford Lloyd
Telephone: 07867 832 084
Email: NCP-ICT-FET@innovateuk.gov.uk

Nanotechnologies and advanced materials

Ellen Pope
Telephone: 07789 981 775
Email: NCP-Nanotech@innovateuk.gov.uk

Science with and for society

Cara Ryan
Telephone: 01793 413 030
Email: SWAFSNCP@rcuk.ac.uk

Secure societies

Tanja Aijo
Email: NCP-Security@innovateuk.gov.uk

Social science and humanities

Rachel Kelley
Telephone: 01793 413 085
Email: xcutsshncp@esrc.ac.uk


Catherine Holt
Telephone: 07468 715 507
Email: NCP-Space@innovateuk.gov.uk


Louise Mothersole
Telephone: 07584 154679
Email: NCP-Transport@innovateuk.gov.uk


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