What has the EU ever done for you? This map lets you check where in Yorkshire EU funding has gone

As recent months have shown, Britain is partnered with the EU in a myriad of ways.

That’s why a group of coders decided to create Myeu, a map which details the amount of money the European Union has spent on Britain in the past year.

To check out how your area compares, enter your postcode into the interactive map.

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£5 billion in spending

The map, which shows projects the EU have funded across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, was created by four coders.

“The UK Government will spend about £809 billion this year, and less than 2% of this goes to the EU,” said map makers John Lees-Miller, Hope Thomas, Kiyana Katebi and Andrew Weeks.

“The EU invests around £5 billion a year in the UK. We wondered what impact that spending was having in the country, and made this site to find out.”

Alongside contributions to university facilities, helping business start-ups or energy plants, the Union has offered a great deal of money to rural England.

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One of the largest sums donated was contributed to the northern farming industry – in 2017, the EU invested £18,597,948 to support 1,024 farmers around Sheffield.

According to one survey, 58% of farmers voted leave in the EU referendum.

The group have created the list to “interest people in taking action.”

“If you’re interested in taking action off the back of this dataset, one thing you can do is email your MP to tell them your feelings. Emailing your MP can really help. Contact your MP and tell them how you feel,” they advised.

It appears that the map may have picked up on a changing tide in favour of remaining in the European Union, with the latest poll suggesting that Brits would prefer to remain in the EU if they were asked to cast their votes again.

A version of this story originally appeared on i News

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