Following the UK referendum and the public decision for the UK to leave the EU, the Canal & River Trust is still committed to NIWE and the development and delivery of transnational projects with the network and other like-minded organisations.

At the Conservative Party Conference on 3rd October, Phillip Hammond (UK Govt Chancellor of the Exchequer) gave a very encouraging update on the future of EU Funding in the UK. It was announced that The Treasury will now honour all projects that have signed contracts in place until the day we officially leave the EU, even if the end date of the project surpasses this date.

The message from the Interreg Secretariats is that funding applications from the UK are still very much welcome post referendum. The Trust has had projects and Expressions of Interest approved since June 2016.