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
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European Overseas (BEST) Email
Civil Protection Mechanism Register as a recipient of Civil Protection Mechanism
Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) Email
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
Consumer programme Email
Copernicus Email
Creative Europe Register as a recipient of Creative Europe
Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) Email
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
EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa Email
EU-Turkey Refugee Facility Email
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
European Defence Industrial Development Programme Email
European Development Fund (EDF) Email
European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Email
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Email
European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) Email
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
Food and Feed Email
Galileo Email
Guarantee Fund for External Actions Email
Health for Growth Register as a recipient of Health for Growth
Hercule III Email
Horizon 2020 Read the guidance on Horizon 2020 - it will tell you how to register
Humanitarian Aid Email
Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) Email
Instrument for Greenland Email
Instrument for Nuclear Safety and Cooperation (INSC) Email
Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) Email
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
Preparatory Action for Defence Research Email
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.