European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) after Brexit

How organisations receiving European Regional Development Fund grants will be affected after Brexit.

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This page is out of date. It told you how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

For current information, read:
Getting EU funding
Structural Funds - England
Structural Funds - Scotland
Structural Funds - Wales
Structural Funds - Northern Ireland

Government guarantee

The government has guaranteed funding for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects if there’s a no-deal Brexit. The guarantee will fund new and existing projects until programme closure.

You should continue to make claims for payment and deliver the funding under current arrangements as contracted.

You must follow the existing processes for:

  • auditing
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • making claims for payment

Your managing authority will tell you if a process changes.

Find out more about the government guarantee.

Managing authorities

Existing managing authorities in the UK will continue to manage ERDF grants after Brexit.

The ERDF programmes are managed by:


For all enquiries, contact

Published 13 September 2018
Last updated 21 October 2019 + show all updates
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