However, his guarantees are not backed up by any legislation or formal policy. Despite his public assurances, funding that is directly administered by EU institutions could be most under threat immediately after Brexit happens. This is because the UK government has not been involved in the process of managing or distributing funds. Essentially these direct funds bypass the UK government. Preliminary research by DSC indicates that in 2015 £189.9m was paid directly to UK charities by the European commission.
That’s rather a cheap way for Brussels to buy the loyalty of an entire class of screaming harpies.