Horizon Europe Guarantee - EIT KICs 2022 This funding route is to deliver the UK Government’s Horizon Europe guarantee. Specifically, it covers funding for UK partners involved in EIT-KIC activities in the 2022 calendar year. Eligibility UK-based organisations involved in EIT-KIC activities in 2022 who would have received EIT grant funding had the UK been associated to Horizon Europe.

Programme: Innovate Uk


Opens: 23 May 2022

Closes: No submission deadline


The UK government has announced a new scheme that guarantees funding for successful applicants to the first and second wave of Horizon Europe grant awards regardless of the outcome of the UK’s efforts to associate to Horizon Europe.

The guarantee is a short term measure intended to address the delays in formalising the UK’s association to Horizon Europe. To provide reassurance, the government has guaranteed funding for the first two waves of eligible, successful applicants to Horizon Europe, if they are unable to sign their grant agreements with the EU.

This guarantee covers the costs of EIT-eligible activities delivered by UK participants of the KICs in 2021 and 2022 that would otherwise have been covered by grant funding awarded by EIT.

This funding route is for EIT-eligible activities carried out by UK partners involved in EIT-KIC activities where relevant costs will be incurred in calendar year 2022.

Funding type

Horizon Europe Guarantee

Project size

Not applicable

Who can apply

You will be eligible to register with UKRI for the Horizon Europe guarantee through this route if you:

  • are a UK-based organisation which will carry out a project under a KIC 2022 Business Plan and will incur relevant costs during the 2022 calendar year.
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