EU funding

European Union funding is available for projects lasting up to 3 years’ time under the European Refugee Fund (ERF) 2010 and European Integration Fund (EIF) 2010.


Under the ERF £1.8 million is available for new projects in 2010 in the projects related to innovative refugee specific entry-level English language provision and similar solutions to housing for newly granted refugees.

Funding can be applied for between £75,000 (minimum) and £350,000 (maximum) per year per project.


Under this category £5.33 million is available for new EIF projects in 2010. There are 3 areas and in each area the minimum funding which can be applied for is £100,000 per year per project. From the total funds available, £4.4m is set aside for Priority 1 projects. These must address capacity issues in respect of language learning; innovate programmes helping to assimilate migrants “to become full and active members of UK society”; facilitate the ability of newly arrived third-country nationals to meet the criteria for citizenship; or develop programmes that promote the interaction between third country national and the receiving community.

Other “Priorities” and details can be viewed here or click the coin pictured above.

Applications for both funds can come from diverse groups such as NGOs, charities, academic institutions, limited companies etc. Moreover, the said institutions may act collaboratively with each other.

According to the EU funding rules, the sum of money applied for must be matched with funds from non-European Union sources.

About Asad Ali Khan, BA, MSc, MA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M

Senior Partner, Khan & Co, Barristers-at-Law
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