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 24 October 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.

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).

There are currently no further calls planned for the 2 Seas programme.

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 8 is now open and closes 22 November 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.

The fourth call for project proposals will close on 22 June 2018.

Further information:

see separate links for each programme