European focused fund updates

Horizon 2020: EU research programme

The EU Horizon 2020 programme is the main source of funding for research and innovation and has a €70billion budget for  2014-2020. There are opportunities to apply for funding for projects dealing with the full spectrum of scientific and technological research, business innovation, science education and … Continue reading

EU Interreg Programmes

Devon has access to funding from five separate Interreg programmes which support co-operation and sharing of good practice between European regions. Our Interreg programmes broadly cover activities relating to research and innovation, low carbon economy, environment & resource efficiency, adapting to … Continue reading

Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the EU fund for Europe’s cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. It provides funding for a broad range of creative, cultural and heritage organisations working across any art form, such as visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, performance, music, heritage, architecture, design, circus, … Continue reading

Erasmus+ Information Sessions

Erasmus+ is the main European fund for education, training, youth and sport activities. It provides funding for students and educators to participate in international study, work, training, teaching and volunteering opportunities. The Erasmus+ programme will continue in the UK next … Continue reading

Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund

The Countryside Stewardship (CS) Facilitation Fund has been set up to support individuals and groups that unite farmers, foresters and other land managers in order to improve the local natural environment at a landscape scale. Individuals or organisations from the … Continue reading

Heart of the South West LEP: changes to EU funding for low carbon

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) call for projects in the Heart of the South West which support the shift to a low carbon economy has been updated. The changes have been introduced in order to maximise greenhouse gas reductions … Continue reading

Heart of the South West LEP: EU funding

The Heart of the South West (covering Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset) has an allocation of just over £107m from Europe for 2014-2020 for investment in projects and initiatives which support the economic growth of the area. Calls for proposals … Continue reading

Countryside Productivity Scheme

Grants are available for improving forestry productivity and water resource management under the Countryside Productivity Scheme which is part of the Rural Development Programme for England, funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). Private forest holders managing … Continue reading

Urban Innovative Actions

This EU programme provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. It is open to local authorities in urban areas with a population of at least 50,000 and applications are expected … Continue reading

EU funding for rural businesses

There are opportunities for rural businesses to access EU funding to help them to grow and innovate: grants are available through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for food processing, rural tourism infrastructure and business development. The funding is … Continue reading

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