Written by Vasilis Margaras (updated on 19.06.2023).
This guide has been put together to serve as a source of information for regional and local authorities, NGOs, businesses, professionals and citizens on how to access funding for their projects from a number of EU funds. It covers financing under the EU’s 2021-2027 budget (multiannual financial framework) as well as the Next Generation EU temporary instrument set up to stimulate the EU’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The funds are listed in a simple way and are accompanied by short descriptions highlighting the opportunities they offer.
To facilitate research, the authors have split up the main funding themes into subsections and provided hyperlinks to ensure easier access to the sources of funding information.
Depending on the nature, scope and priorities of the project for which funding is sought, EU funds can be explored for the funding opportunities they may offer. As multiple calls for funding are published on a regular basis, it is important to check for such opportunities often and to keep an eye on the national and EU sites that provide relevant information.
The guide presents essential information on EU funding sources, with the ambition to help potential fundraisers map out their course of action as precisely as possible, based on this information. Fundraisers need to be aware that applying for EU funding requires careful planning and good timing. Advice from specialised staff may also be helpful for some applicants. Each section of the guide features a non-exhaustive list of the key potential beneficiaries.
We hope that this guide will give you an introduction to EU funding opportunities, from which you could then in turn apply to secure support for projects in your work or community.