European focused fund updates

REAL Devon LEADER Programme

The REAL Devon ‘LEADER’ funding programme, which aims to support rural businesses in Mid and East Devon*, has been expanded. More items are now eligible for applications from the farming community. Grants need to be allocated by March 2019 so … Continue reading

Interreg: North West Europe

The North West Europe Interreg programme is launching a targeted call to support projects that contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy supply and demand in North West Europe. The programme is particularly looking for projects that deal with … Continue reading

Erasmus+ – EU funding for education, training, youth & sport

UK organisations wishing to participate in international education exchanges and initiatives in 2018 can apply for EU funding from the Erasmus+ programme: the government has guaranteed that successful Erasmus+ applications which are submitted while the UK is still a Member … 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

Erasmus+ funding for schools in 2018

Schools in the UK have access to €30m of EU funding in 2018 through the Erasmus+ programme. The funding is available to support a range of international activities that can develop key skills in both teachers and pupils, enhance the … 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. The following calls … Continue reading

Horizon 2020: Science with and for Society

Sixteen new calls for proposals have opened under the European Horizon 2020 ‘Science with and for Society’ programme. The calls include topics such as: Open schooling and collaboration on science education – to create new partnerships in local communities to … 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

Active and Assisted Living (AAL): Smart Ageing Prize

The Smart Ageing Prize is a competition that aims to identify the most promising solutions in Europe using ICT for active ageing. The prize is looking for innovative and inspiring products and services using digital technologies that facilitate real-world interactions … Continue reading

Countryside Productivity Scheme

Grants are available for the farming and forestry sectors 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). Additional themes have recently been added to the … Continue reading

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