Leaving the EU – more charity updates

A selection of items relating to the vote to leave the European Union, various sources and times. (Link to our initial news coverage).

NCVO has followed on from its initial briefing about the implications of Brexit for charities with ‘five things charities can consider doing in response‘.

BOND, the network for international development organisations, wrote ‘Brexit: what now for international development?‘ a few days after the result.

An article in Scotland’s Third Force News argues that the Scottish First Minister’s  Brexit negotiations ‘must recognise value of third sector‘, and in particular the potential impact of European funding disappearing.

European funding

Clarifications around the current status of EU funding.

From Northern Ireland’s Grant Tracker (written early July): UK based organisations are also still allowed to apply for EU funding. At this stage, the EU (and mandated bodies) are still inviting calls for projects running more than two years past the triggering of Article 50. It is however, too early to indicate what impact Brexit will have on funding applications submitted by UK based organisations in the next couple of years.

Islington’s VAI email list, 1st July:

  • a position statement from the Department for Communities and Local Government says, in regard to EU structural funds “There is no immediate change to much of what we are doing. For example we are carrying on with appraising projects, there are current live calls and we will continue to appraise applications when we receive them, existing projects should continue to deliver and we will continue to pay claims.”
  • Big Lottery Fund Building Better Opportunities programme is committed to all existing co-funded ESF programmes until delivery is complete.