EU funding guarantee after Brexit (funding and contact details)

Last updated: 20 December 2019

The UK will leave the European Union on 31 January 2020. We'll then enter a 'transition period' that's likely to last until the end of December 2020. During this period the UK will still follow EU rules.

Brexit will have an effect on some areas of life in Scotland.

This may include changes to EU-funded programmes.

Brexit has not happened yet, and many of the details are not yet known. This page gives the latest facts, but it will be updated as more details are confirmed. Please keep checking back for new information.

If the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, this will affect some programmes funded by the EU. But there will be no changes during the transition period.

The UK Government has guaranteed funding to certain programmes if there is a 'no deal' situation.

The following programmes have been identified as having Scottish stakeholders.

If you need more information on the guarantee for a specific fund, it may have a 'technical notice' in the table below. If not, the UK Government has also published information on the overall UK Government funding guarantee.

If you still have questions, get in touch with the relevant contact in the table.

EU programme UK Government department UK Government technical notice Contact information
European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) / CAP Pillar 1 DEFRA Farm payments if there's no Brexit deal,
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) DEFRA
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) / CAP Pillar 2 DEFRA Farm payments if there's no Brexit deal,
European Social Fund BEIS European Social Fund (ESF) grants if there's no Brexit deal
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) BEIS European Regional Development Funding if there's no Brexit deal
European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) BEIS
Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) BEIS
Erasmus+ DfE Erasmus+ in the UK if there's no Brexit deal Department for Education contact form
Horizon 2020 BEIS Horizon 2020 funding if there's no Brexit deal
Connecting Europe Facility - Transport DfT
Connecting Europe Facility - Energy BEIS Connecting Europe Facility energy funding if there's no Brexit deal
Employment and Social Innovation DWP
LIFE DEFRA Funding for UK LIFE projects if there's no Brexit deal
Creative Europe DCMS,
Health for Growth DHSC Department of Health and Social Care contact form
Europe for Citizens DCMS,
Research Fund for Coal and Steel BEIS
European Solidarity Corps DCMS,

The content on this site is correct as of today's date and is based on the information available at this time. Regular updates will be made as the Brexit process develops. In the event of a 'no deal', additional advice and information will be given on this site. Please continue to check back for updates.