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The Falkland Islands has been assigned £3.5m from the 10th round of the European Development Fund (EDF). The EDF is a programme funded by EU Member States specifically to support economic and social development programmes in Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).

The funds allocated under the 10th EDF will enable FIG to drive forward the implementation of its tourism and rural development strategies. A Single Programming Document (SPD) was signed on 3rd July 2013 by the Falkland Islands Government and the European Commission, setting out the priorities, objectives and specific activities to which funds will be directed over a three‐year period and the targets against which progress will be monitored by the EU Commission. To download a copy of the SPD, please visit our Downloads page.

The Falkland Islands have previously benefited from EDF funds. In the 9th EDF (2000-2007) the Falkland Islands secured €4.5m, which was utilised for:

  • Aquaculture development
  • Tourism development
  • Agriculture development

In the 4th, 5th & 6th European Development Fund (1980's & 1990's) – the Falkland Islands received c. €1.5m under these three rounds in total, which went towards  co-financing the Agricultural Grant Scheme which was managed by FIDC.