EU Funds in Wales Are Still Open to Applications (Wales)
The Welsh Government has issued assurances that applications for EU funds are still being developed and approved in line with objectives agreed by the European Commission and that the UK Treasury will provide a full lifetime guarantee for all structural and investment projects approved before the UK leaves the EU. Programmes currently open for applications are: European Structural Funds for projects that support people into work and training, youth employment, research and innovation, business (SMEs) competitiveness, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and connectivity and urban development: Common Agricultural Policy that provides payments to farms in Wales to help protect and enhance the countryside: The Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 that supports businesses, farmers, the countryside, and communities in rural areas: The European Maritime Fisheries Fund that supports sustainable development within the fishing and aquaculture sectors, the conservation of the marine environment, and growth and jobs in coastal communities. A number of other EU funding pots are also available to organisations and individuals through other EU programmes. Potential applicants are advised to consult the online checklist to find out which funds they may be eligible to apply for.