What has the EU ever done for Cornwall?


Cornwall has received over 1 billion euros from the EU since 2000 which has helped fund jobs, local businesses, infrastructure, training and research.

Beneficiaries include the Combined Universities in Cornwall, Newlyn Fish Market, the Jubilee Pool in Penzance, the Camborne – Pool link road, the Eden Project, Superfast Broadband, and recently the new Penzance Heliport but there are many more (see links below). It has created more than 31,000 jobs and supported more than 26,000 businesses. Cornwall had been on course to receive another £350m for the next round of funding from the years after 2020.

That Cornwall is one of the poorest regions in Europe suggests that this funding would not have come from our own Government. In 2017, Cornwall Council sought confirmation that £60 million of EU funding would not be lost but were awarded just £18 million instead.

Video: This St Ives man has been involved in some of the many EU funded projects in Cornwall

Lists & maps of EU funded projects and businesses

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme
All 40 projects invested in by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme can be found here along with a description of each project, related news stories, photographs charting the development of each investment.

News of the latest projects can be found at http://www.cornwallislesofscillygrowthprogramme.org.uk/news/

European Regional Development Fund Convergence 2007-13
An A-Z list of over 150 ERDF funded projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with information about each. Did you know the Camborne-Pool-Redruth link road, King Edward Mine, Penzance Harbour, Seasalt and Truro & Penwith College have all benefited from EU funding?

What Europe Does For Me
How the EU benefits you in your region and in your everyday life, with briefings on EU policies.

Search by your address or postcode to see some of the investments and other contributions near you. With a handy link to contact your MP – just click on the button!

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These are just a few of the many EU blue signs around Cornwall which signify projects in receipt of EU funding. For more information click here.