Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

Donor: 
Any donor
European Union
Geographical focus: 
Global
Europe
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Social inclusion and Poverty reduction in Tourism
Intro text: 
The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) supports EU countries' actions to provide material assistance to the most deprived. It is administered by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion.

Official website

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1089&langId=en

Geographic focus

Europe

Who can apply?

Governments of European Union Member States

Objectives and activities

Objective: The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) supports EU countries' actions to provide material assistance to the most deprived. This includes food, clothing and other essential items for personal use, e.g. shoes, soap and shampoo. Material assistance needs to go hand in hand with social inclusion measures, such as guidance and support to help people out of poverty.

Activities: FEAD support will help people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion. The FEAD will help the most deprived people by addressing their most basic needs, which is a precondition for them to be able to get a job or follow a training course such as those supported by the ESF.

Type and level of funding

In real terms, over €3.8 billion are earmarked for the FEAD for the 2014-2020 period. In addition, EU countries are to contribute at least 15% in national co-financing to their national programme. The Fund shall be used by Member States to provide support in the forms of grants, procurement or a combination thereof.