BAR - Brexit Adjustment Reserve

BAR applications

The application involves three steps:

  • 1

    When initiating an application, fill out a form using the (pink) application button in the menu above. In the application form, describe the negative impact of Brexit on your organization and briefly explain your project.

  • 2

    Once you have submitted the project proposal, it will be analyzed by one of our project advisers. If your project is eligible for a grant, you will receive a submission code that allows you to introduce a full application in our online platform. This does not mean that your application will automatically be approved and you will not automatically receive funding.

    If your project proposal does not qualify, you will be notified with a motivated email and you will not receive a submission code. In that case, the project advisor might also refer you to potential alternative support options.

  • 3

    Submit the formal application form through the online platform. Upon receipt of your complete application, it will be analyzed by a team of grant experts.

Reference period

Affected organisations can apply to the Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) for costs within the project reference period if they suffer losses due to the Brexit.

Project reference period

Start date: The project may start from the day after the BAR application form is submitted.

Note: Application forms submitted after 1 July 2023 will not be accepted.

End date: 31 December 2023 is the last date of the project period.

All eligible accepted costs must be reported by 16 October 2023.

Note: Regarding project costs running between 16 October and 31 December 2023, which have been accepted as eligible costs but cannot yet be proved, the support will be paid in advance.  Evidence of this will be verified in January 2024. A possible recovery is possible if the real costs are lower or if the supporting documents are not provided.

Eligible costs between 16 October and 31 December 2023 are costs related to an approved project which were ongoing before 16 October 2023.

Applications can be submitted until July 1, 2023 at midnight, or until funds are exhausted.

Applications will be reviewed in order of submission. Projects can be approved subject to availability of funds.

All direct financial support is granted within the limits and conditions of the European State Aid Regulation and the BAR Regulation.



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