Though there exist a number of funding opportunities that are specifically targeted towards public bodies, the following programmes may also offer opportunities to applicants of this profile.

  • The Youth Employment Initiative supports unemployed young people not currently enrolled in education or training, in regions with a youth unemployment rate above 25%. It is open to public bodies.

  • If engaged in farming, a public body may be eligible for a direct payment under the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF). EAGF funding may also be granted to public bodies involved in the School Milk Scheme, the School Fruit Scheme or promoting EU farm products in the EU and in third countries.

  • Depending on the priorities of the country or region in question, a public body in a rural area may be eligible for funding under the EAFRD if it is trying to improve living conditions in rural areas or the rural environment and economy.

  • Horizon 2020 is also open to public bodies seeking to encourage innovation and better public services.

  • Local and regional authorities and certain administrative bodies may apply for projects financed under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

  • Public bodies can act as contracting authorities development programmes managed by the Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO). Depending on the programme, such bodies can also participate in calls for proposals to receive a grant under the EU’s external action.

  • Aid agencies can benefit from humanitarian aid funding under programmes managed by the Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). Also, public bodies may receive civil protection funding under the prevention/preparedness and response components of the programmes.

  • Eurostat publishes calls for proposals open to national statistical institutes and other national authorities responsible for collecting/producing and publishing official statistics. These bodies may benefit from grants under the European Statistical Programme.

  • Funding and technical assistance are available through the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) instrument, Sigma and Twinning.

  • The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) provides public bodies with substantial support for data collection and control activities. The EMFF also supports the design, development, monitoring, evaluation and management of their systems for allocating fishing opportunities.

  • National customs and tax administrations can benefit from funding under the Customs 2020 and Fiscalis 2020 programmes.

  • The Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE) provides a number of funding opportunities open to public bodies.

  • Public bodies can also apply for projects under the Europe for Citizens programme.

  • Public bodies can apply for projects funded by the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA), which manages the EU Health Programme, the Consumer Programme and the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.