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Everything You Need to Know About EU Grants

EU grants cover virtually every area of life, with many different grants available there is guaranteed to be something to suit everyone. Grants are usually awarded by the Commission General and other regional and national places. The country does not always have to be in the EU for them to award an EU Grant.

Around 80% of the EU budget is dedicated towards grants and spending is down to the many countries that award these grants. Agriculture, culture, youth education, multimedia and many more subjects are covered by the EU grant system and no particular section or country is given preference over the other.

The financial transparency system contains information regarding who has applied and who has received funding from the EU. The system also covers any outgoings to contractors who provide the EU with day-to-day services. The transparency system has been in place since 2009 and was started on the back of claims of fraud by certain EU communities.

The commission attempts to award EU grants as fairly as possible, taking in to consideration the individual proposals and how the grant will benefit the EU, as well as the community at large. Because the funding, while large, is limited, not everyone who applies for a grant is awarded one and this is where the suspicions of fraud were born from.

EU grants have helped make significant changes to lifestyles, a person's welfare as well as law changes. Animal welfare law, fisheries laws and cultural developments in poverty-stricken areas are all recent beneficiaries of these grants. The commission's website contains information on how to apply for a grant, along with information on the entire grant process.

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