EU funding guarantee after Brexit (funding and contact details)

Last updated: 22 October 2019

The UK may be leaving the European Union on 31 October.

Brexit may have an effect on the way you live in Scotland.

This may include changes to EU-funded programmes.

Brexit has not happened, and many of the details are not yet known or are regularly changing. This page gives the most up-to-date information, but it will be added to and changed over time, so please keep checking back for updates.

If the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, this will affect some programmes funded by the EU.

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 defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk, RPIDbusinesssuport@gov.scot
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) DEFRA defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) / CAP Pillar 2 DEFRA Farm payments if there's no Brexit deal defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk, RPIDbusinesssuport@gov.scot
European Social Fund BEIS European Social Fund (ESF) grants if there's no Brexit deal enquiries@beis.gov.uk
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) BEIS European Regional Development Funding if there's no Brexit deal enquiries@beis.gov.uk
European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) BEIS enquiries@beis.gov.uk
Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) BEIS enquiries@beis.gov.uk
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 enquiries@beis.gov.uk
Connecting Europe Facility - Transport DfT TEN-T@dft.gov.uk
Connecting Europe Facility - Energy BEIS Connecting Europe Facility energy funding if there's no Brexit deal TEN-E-CEF@beis.gov.uk
Employment and Social Innovation DWP EXIT.EUIA@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
LIFE DEFRA Funding for UK LIFE projects if there's no Brexit deal defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Creative Europe DCMS euqueries@culture.gov.uk, CultureTourismEU@gov.scot
Health for Growth DHSC Department of Health and Social Care contact form
Europe for Citizens DCMS euqueries@culture.gov.uk, CultureTourismEU@gov.scot
Research Fund for Coal and Steel BEIS enquiries@beis.gov.uk
European Solidarity Corps DCMS euqueries@culture.gov.uk, CultureTourismEU@gov.scot

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.