Fund title: EU Interreg Programmes

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To develop international collaborative projects in innovation, sustainability and inclusion.

Application deadline:


Fund description:

Following Brexit, the UK will continue to participate in the 2014-2020 EU funding programmes* until they close. This means that UK organisations will be able to continue to apply for grants and that projects with funding from the 2014-2020 programmes will be unaffected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. There is more information in Paragraphs 71-73 of the Joint Report on UK/EU Article 50 negotiations
*This excludes the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (farm payments)

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 climate change and social inclusion.

Projects need to be genuinely transnational – establishing a network or shared approach, or developing a joint product or service.

France (Channel) England – for co-operation between areas of England and France bordering the English Channel. The priorities are to: support innovation; support the transition to a low-carbon economy; enhance and protect the area’s natural and cultural heritage; ensure balanced and inclusive development.

Now using an open call system: next deadline is 6 September 2018

The next deadline for Micro Projects is 10 April 2018

Atlantic Area – for co-operation between regions along Europe’s Atlantic coasts. The priorities are to: stimulate innovation and competitiveness; foster resource efficiency; strengthen risk management systems; and enhance biodiversity and natural/cultural assets.

Call 2 is now open for applications until 1 June 2018. There is an Information Day in Swansea on 13 April. Find out more.

Guillaume Le Palud is the UK contact point for the Atlantic Area.

2 Seas – to promote co-operation between the coastal regions of NE France, southern & eastern England, Belgium (Flanders) and the Netherlands (south coastal area).

Call 6 is the final call for proposals: Step 1 opened on 1 February 2018 and closes 2 May 2018. Half the EU budget is still available so it’s a good opportunity to apply for a grant for one of the priority topics. Find out more

North West Europe – the whole of the UK and Ireland are included in the North West Europe programme along with Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Call 7 is now open and closes 26 April 2018. Information and advice is available from the UK contact point

Interreg Europe – this programme covers the whole of the EU plus Norway and Switzerland.

It is anticipated that the fourth call for project proposals will open in April and close in mid June 2018.

Further information:

see separate links for each programme