Rural Toolkit: the EU’s guiding platform on funding opportunities for rural areas

The European Commission has recently launched a new interactive guide to available EU funding opportunities for rural areas: it is called Rural Toolkit.

It brings together funding opportunities from 26 different EU funds, ranging from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Cohesion funds to Horizon Europe and the Recovery and Resilience Plan. The guide offers machine translations in all EU languages.

Rural toolkit aims to make it easier for local institutions, businesses, associations and individuals in rural areas to navigate the different EU funding and support options.

The toolkit provides a single access point to all existing initiatives, with comprehensive information on available resources, and explains why these are relevant for rural areas.

Practical examples presented on the platform encourage knowledge sharing and peer learning among rural communities. The Get inspired section provides information on successful initiatives implemented in rural areas across the EU and how to effectively combine EU funds to maximise their impact and address specific local needs.
Within the kit, users will also find a range of valuable resources, including handbooks and guidance on EU funding opportunities.

Go to the Rural Toolkit platform