If you have been successful in your application for funding from the European Fisheries Fund you will receive an offer letter from us. This letter will explain what you have to do to accept the grant and claim your funding.
You are able to apply for EFF funding again and many people have done so. This must be for a new project.
Storm Damage Gear Replacement Scheme claims
If your application for funding is successful and you wish to claim for the items you have been awarded funding for please complete the claim form and associated documents. See what you need to do to apply and be approved.
- Storm Damage Gear Replacement Scheme claim form
- Claim form for Storm Damage Gear Replacement Scheme EFF grant (PDF 327 KB)
- Guidance notes for claimants (PDF 81 KB)
- Top 10 tips for claimants
- Details of suppliers and creditors (PDF 1.1 MB)
Claiming your grant
It is a requirement of the EU Commission that all beneficiaries of grant aid from the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) are publicised. This is done through the European Transparency Initiative, which requires the following information to be made public:
- name of the beneficiary
- name of the operation (project title and brief description)
- year of allocation (year the project is approved)
- year of payment (year that the final claim for payment is made)
- amount of EFF funding committed
- amount of national funding committed
- total amount paid
This information will be updated twice a year.
- List of beneficiaries (convergence) (PDF 147 KB) – last updated 16 October 2013
- List of beneficiaries (non-convergence) (PDF 352 KB) – last updated 16 October 2013
After each selection panel, information on the successful projects will be added to these pages.
- Successful grant applications from March 2011
- Successful grant applications from the October 2010 selection panel
- Successful grant applications from the May 2010 selection panel
- Successful grant applications from the February 2010 selection panel
- List of 65 boats scrapped under the under 10 metre decommissioning scheme (PDF 24 KB) – last updated 29 October 2012
EFF panel minutes
- November 2013 (PDF 29 KB)
- September 2013 (PDF 31 KB)
- July 2013 (PDF 42 KB)
- May 2013 (PDF 189 KB)
- March 2013 (PDF 65 KB)
- November 2012 (PDF 109 KB)
- July 2012 (PDF 190 KB)
- March 2012 (PDF 192 KB)
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Scottish Government and Welsh Government are designated as intermediate bodies to carry out some of the functions of the managing authority under the responsibility of the UK managing authority. They will publicise the beneficiaries of EFF grant aid in their countries twice a year.
We may also contact projects to seek their approval to release their story to the media, or to use on the news and case studies page.
Review of the European Fisheries Fund in the UK 2012
The 2012 annual review for the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) in the UK is now available.
The review highlights the work of EFF in 2012 and includes brief articles explaining how the scheme has benefitted the UK fisheries sector. The articles detail EFF-supported projects ranging from vessel modernisations improving the safety of local fishermen to multi-million pound port and harbour regenerations. EFF grants to help processing and aquaculture companies to expand and training programmes to benefit the UK fisheries sector are also featured.
The review also details how EFF is contributing to the sustainable development of fisheries areas in the UK through the creation of fisheries local action groups (FLAGs). FLAGs are committed to involving a wide range of people from their local community in their work to diversify their local economies.
The publication includes contributions from England’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO), the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Northern Ireland, Marine Scotland and the Welsh Government.
Read the Review of the European Fisheries Fund in the UK 2012 (PDF 4 MB).
Business Relations Team
Marine Management Organisation
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 376 2694/2676
Fax: 0191 376 2681
Help with documents
Review of the European Fisheries Fund in the UK 2011 (PDF 1.1 MB)
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