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European Funding

The EU provides funding for a broad range of projects and programmes covering various areas, from education, research, employment, regional development to the environment, humanitarian aid, agriculture, and the marine, among many others. Significant support is available to small and medium-sized businesses, non-governmental and civil society non-profit organisations, young people, researchers, farmers, and public bodies, to name a few.

European Structural & Investment Funds

The European Structural and Investment Funds support economic development across all of the European Union. These Funds make up over half of the European Union’s budget. The Funds work together to invest in education, research, and job creation to help create a sustainable and healthy economy across the whole of the country. They are also spent on protecting our environment, and on supporting rural and coastal communities.

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0.36 billion
European Structural and Investment Funding between 2014-2020
Projects supported by the European Social Fund in Ireland
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Projects supported by the European Regional Development Fund in Ireland

The ESF is delighted to be at the Access Europe showcase today! Supporting civil society to engage with EU funds. #AEShowcase #EUinMyRegion

In case you missed it...Minister for Public Expenditure @mmcgrathtd yesterday announced €853m ERDF & Irish Government investment in the 3 Irish regions!

Southern, Eastern & Midland Programme➡️
Northern & Western Programme➡️

We are delighted to join the Minister for Public Expenditure today to announce €853m ERDF & Irish Government investment in the three Irish regions - €663m for the Southern Region and the Eastern & Midland Region. #euinmyregion Read more:

A major investment in our region’s future was launched yesterday. 💶🇪🇺

The Minister for Public Expenditure @mmcgrathtd announced €853m ERDF & Irish Government investment in 3️⃣ Irish regions - €217m for the Northern & Western Region.



Minister @mmcgrathtd, together with the Southern Regional Assembly, Northern and Western Regional Assembly and the Eastern and Midlands Regional Assembly, launched investment of €853 million in Ireland's European Regional Development (EDRF) Programmes

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