The principal responsibility of the SEUPB is as Managing Authority for various EU Programmes. The managerial functions of the SEUPB hold provide for administration, grant-making and oversight roles in relation to the Community Initiatives under the European Structural Funds. Previous and current fund titles include the INTERREG I, II, III and IV. LEADER+, URBAN II, EQUAL the EU Programmes for Peace and Reconciliation, PEACE I, II and III and the Territorial Co-operation Programme.
Further functions of the SEUPB provide for research and evaluation of Programmes as well as the monitoring and the promotion of the Common Chapter in the National Development Plan for Ireland and the Northern Ireland Structural Funds Plan.
The majority of the Body’s staff are based in the Belfast Head Quarters, with offices also in Monaghan town and in Omagh, Co Tyrone.
The Body's Chief Executive is Ms Gina McIntyre. SEUPB do not have a Board.