Latest News on EU Funds in Wales

1 May 2019


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£2m EU funds to tackle in-work poverty in south east Wales

Newport Council

Nearly £2m of EU funding has been awarded to Newport Council to tackle in-work poverty and challenges faced by lower-skilled workers in south east Wales. The Skills@Work scheme will support around 1,400 people over the next four years, with a range of community-based learning opportunities, to help learners gain qualifications, improve their job security and earning potential.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 - Annual Event 2019

Horizon 2020

Register for this year's Horizon 2020 annual event at the Mercure Hotel, Cardiff, 4 July to explore how research and innovation funds in Wales, the UK and the EU can work together to boost Wales’ international competitiveness (link).


Register your Horizon 2020 project

Horizon 2020 research funding awarded to Welsh organisations is protected by the UK government’s lifetime expenditure guarantee. If you are a current recipient of Horizon 2020 funding, enter details of your project at the UK’s Research and Innovation (UKRI) project portal so that UKRI has your information in the event that the UK exits the EU without a deal. Link here.


Horizon 2020 Annual Report - 2018

Horizon 2020 Annual Report

The report sets out the performance of Welsh organisations in accessing Horizon 2020 and the progress made on the Welsh Government’s key objectives for the programme, as well as a forward look to activities this year.

Read the report here.

European Territorial Co-operation Programmes


The latest call for new Interreg North West Europe proposals is now open

The ninth call for transnational co-operation initiatives will run until 14 June 2019. Details here.

Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 - Scheme Windows


Micro Small Business Fund (MSBF)

Support of between £25,000 and £500,000 will be considered.


Glastir Woodland and Restoration schemes

Expression of interest Window now open.

Glastir grants

Glastir Small Grants (landscape and pollinators)

Expression of interest Window now open.

Food Investment

Food Business Investment Scheme

Expression of Interest Window opens 1 May 2019.

Sustainable management

Sustainable Management Scheme (SMS)

Expression of Interest Window opens 21 May 2019.

External News


Cardiff Uni gets £1.3m EU funds through KESS2 project

The EU funding, through the KESS 2 project, will support the delivery of 25 PhD and 15 Masters level programmes over the next three years, partnering businesses with postgraduate research students to drive innovative research.

Harper Visuals

With support from EU-funded Business Wales Harper Visuals launched in 2018 

Geoff received advice and support from EU-funded Business Wales services, which helped him with business planning, cashflow projections, market research and provided advice on tax, NI and insurance. 


EU-funded Workways+ helped Christopher find a job he was passionate about

After a period of unemployment, Christopher contacted EU-funded Workways+ who helped him find a job he could be passionate about.


New EU-funded project to boost skills and technology in Welsh SMEs

MADE (Manufacture for Advanced Design Engineering) is a suite of EU-funded projects which will collaborate with SMEs to future-proof their operations, by upskilling and by adopting advanced manufacturing technologies.

Skills Cymru

Student wins gold in the final of a EU-funded national skills competition

Oliver Artell-Bolland, 19, competed against three other students from across Wales in a series of construction challenges at Skills Competition Wales, which is backed by EU funds through Welsh Government.


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