Guidance

EU funding after Brexit

What to do if you receive funding from an EU programme or you’ve applied to one.

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UK organisations might no longer receive funding from EU programmes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

The government has guaranteed that organisations will continue to receive funding for certain EU programmes if this happens. The guarantee does not cover funding distributed by UK organisations to partners and participants in other countries.

The guarantee also applies to organisations in British Overseas Territories.

There’s a separate funding guarantee for organisations delivering overseas aid.

What you need to do

Check whether your funding will be covered by the government guarantee. Depending on which EU programme you receive funding from or have applied to, you should do one of the following:

  • register so that the government department responsible for your programme can contact you
  • email the government department if they have not contacted you already - or the devolved administration if you’re in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • read guidance about how the guarantee affects your programme
EU programme What you should do
Asylum, Migration and the Integration Fund (AMIF) Email amifenquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European Overseas (BEST) Email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Civil Protection Mechanism Register as a recipient of Civil Protection Mechanism
Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) Email HeadingIV@fco.gov.uk
Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) Register as a recipient of COSME
Connecting Europe Facility energy Read the guidance on Connecting Europe Facility energy
Connecting Europe Facility telecoms Register as a recipient of Connecting Europe Facility telecoms
Connecting Europe Facility transport Email TEN-T@dft.gov.uk
Consumer programme Email enquiries@beis.gov.uk
Copernicus Email info@ukspaceagency.gov.uk
Creative Europe Register as a recipient of Creative Europe
Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) Email DFIDcontingencyplanning@dfid.gov.uk
Employment and Social Innovation Register as a recipient of Employment and Social Innovation
Erasmus + Read the guidance on Erasmus + - it will tell you how to register
EU Aid Volunteers Initiative Email DFIDcontingencyplanning@dfid.gov.uk
EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa Email DFIDcontingencyplanning@dfid.gov.uk
EU-Turkey Refugee Facility Email DFIDcontingencyplanning@dfid.gov.uk
Euratom Read the guidance on Euratom
Europe for Citizens Register as a recipient of Europe for Citizens
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) - CAP Pillar 2 Read the guidance on CAP Pillar 2
European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) - CAP Pillar 1 Read the guidance on CAP Pillar 1
European Defence Fund Email EBRX-EUXGrpMailbox@mod.gov.uk
European Defence Industrial Development Programme Email EBRX-EUXGrpMailbox@mod.gov.uk
European Development Fund (EDF) Email DFIDcontingencyplanning@dfid.gov.uk
European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Email HeadingIV@fco.gov.uk
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) Email HeadingIV@fco.gov.uk
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Read the guidance on ERDF
European Social Fund (ESF) Read the guidance on ESF
European Solidarity Corps Register as a recipient of European Solidarity Corps
European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) Read the guidance on ETC
Fiscalis 2020 Email Queries.FISCALIS@HMRC.gsi.gov.uk
Food and Feed Email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Galileo Email info@ukspaceagency.gov.uk
Guarantee Fund for External Actions Email public.enquiries@hmtreasury.gov.uk
Health for Growth Register as a recipient of Health for Growth
Hercule III Email Queries.Hercule@HMRC.gsi.gov.uk
Horizon 2020 Read the guidance on Horizon 2020 - it will tell you how to register
Humanitarian Aid Email DFIDcontingencyplanning@dfid.gov.uk
Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) Email HeadingIV@fco.gov.uk
Instrument for Greenland Email HeadingIV@fco.gov.uk
Instrument for Nuclear Safety and Cooperation (INSC) Email enquiries@beis.gov.uk
Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) Email HeadingIV@fco.gov.uk
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Read the guidance on ITER
Joint European Torus (JET) Read the guidance on JET
LIFE Read the guidance on LIFE
Partnership Instrument Email HeadingIV@fco.gov.uk
Preparatory Action for Defence Research Email EBRX-EUXGrpMailbox@mod.gov.uk
Research Fund for Coal and Steel Read the guidance on Research Fund for Coal and Steel - it will tell you how to register
Rights, Equality and Citizenship Register as a recipient of Rights, Equality and Citizenship
Published 1 February 2019
Last updated 23 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added more detail about what users should do, depending on the programme they get funding from. This includes links to registration where appropriate, plus links to further guidance and contact details at government departments. Most of this content was previously published on “The government’s guarantee for EU-funded programmes if there’s no Brexit deal”.
  2. First published.