European focused fund updates

Horizon 2020: EU research programme

The EU Horizon 2020 programme is the main source of funding for research and innovation and has a €70billion budget for  2014-2020. There are opportunities to apply for funding for projects dealing with the full spectrum of scientific and technological research, business innovation, science education and … Continue reading

Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the EU fund for Europe’s cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. It provides funding for a broad range of creative, cultural and heritage organisations working across any art form, such as visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, performance, music, heritage, architecture, design, circus, … Continue reading

Urban Innovative Actions

This EU programme provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. It is open to local authorities in urban areas with a population of at least 50,000 and applications are expected … Continue reading

Enterprise Europe Network South West

The Enterprise Europe Network South West (EENSW) can provide a wealth of information on doing business, finding collaborative partners and increasing business competitiveness in Europe. The EEN partnering database provides access to information on companies throughout Europe and further afield … Continue reading

EU Gateway Business Avenues

EU Gateway Business Avenues is an initiative funded by the European Union helping European companies to establish long-lasting business collaborations in Asia. Selected European companies get the opportunity to participate in a one-week business mission in any of the three … Continue reading


The European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP-Agri) provides support to projects which show innovation in linking research with farming or forestry practices. It provides grant funding to operational groups to help projects that aim to improve productivity … Continue reading

Horizon 2020: innovation in SMEs

Horizon 2020 actively supports small businesses by providing direct financial support to innovative SMEs and indirect support to increase their innovation capacity. The ‘SME instrument’ SMEs are encouraged to participate across the whole Horizon 2020 (research & innovation) programme. They … Continue reading

LIFE: new financial instruments for energy efficiency and natural capital

Two new financial instruments are now available through the LIFE Programme: Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE) aims to increase private financing for investments in energy efficiency projects. With a total of €80 million, the instrument will combine lending from … Continue reading

Interreg 2 Seas

Over the next six years, Devon will have access to funding from five separate Interreg programmes which support co-operation and sharing of good practice between European regions: Manche; 2 Seas; North West Europe; Atlantic Area; Interreg Europe. Applications can now … Continue reading

Schools Online

For schools keen to bring an international dimension to the classroom, the Schools Online website is the place to start. Schools Online provides a variety of online tools designed to help teachers to network with one another, access professional development … Continue reading

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