What Does the ERDF Fund

For the 2014-2020 Programmes, the focus of ERDF funding in Ireland was on specific growth opportunities and sectors identified in Ireland’s smart specialisation strategy to build on the  region’s strengths.

The Programmes have invested in the regions under five priority areas:

  • Strengthening RTDI
  • ICT Infrastructure
  • SME Supports
  • Low Carbon Economy
  • Sustainable Urban Development

The Programmes aimed to complement wider investment programmes in targeted high growth and innovative sectors to support the creation of new quality jobs, boost innovation, increase licenses granted, as well as helping to grow the local economies in the regions of Ireland.