Accessing Regional Funds

There are some general rules that apply regarding application for EU funds. The EU will not fund a project that would have gone ahead anyway if the EU finance had not been available and some kind of co-financing is always involved. The EU never finances 100% of a project all though it will finance substantial amounts under the convergence objective. Furthermore, those involved in the application and implementation of a project cannot benefit financially from it.

A number of different actors can apply for EU financing. Have a look at this page to see who can apply.

  • Can private actors apply?
  • Can public bodies apply?
  • Can NGOs apply?

Finding out more information

Find the managing authority in your area. Click on the ‘operational programme’ link for your area.

  • What are the priorities for your area?
  • Who is the liaison point of contact for your area?

Details for the South-East of England can be found on the development programmes section of the European Commission website.