EU funding guarantee after Brexit (funding and contact details)

Last updated: 10 February 2020

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. This process is often known as 'Brexit'.

We're now in a transition period (also known as the implementation period) that's likely to last until the end of December 2020. This means the UK is currently still following EU rules.

In January 2021 the transition period will end and our new relationship with the EU will begin. There will be effects on some areas of life in Scotland.

This may include changes to EU-funded programmes.

The UK is now in the Brexit transition period. This means many of the details about what Brexit will mean 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.

The following programmes have been identified as having Scottish stakeholders.

If you need more information on a specific fund, you may be able to find out more using the table below. The UK Government has also published information on continued UK participation in EU programmes.

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

EU programme UK Government department More information Contact information
European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) / CAP Pillar 1 DEFRA Farm payments during the Brexit transition period 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 during the Brexit transition period defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk, RPIDbusinesssuport@gov.scot
European Social Fund BEIS information on continued UK participation in EU programmes enquiries@beis.gov.uk
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) BEIS information on continued UK participation in EU programmes 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 UK participation in Erasmus+ during the Brexit transition period Department for Education contact form
Horizon 2020 BEIS information on continued UK participation in EU programmes enquiries@beis.gov.uk
Connecting Europe Facility - Transport DfT TEN-T@dft.gov.uk
Connecting Europe Facility - Energy BEIS information on continued UK participation in EU programmes TEN-E-CEF@beis.gov.uk
Employment and Social Innovation DWP EXIT.EUIA@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
LIFE DEFRA information on continued UK participation in EU programmes 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.