Our Funds

European Funding in Ireland

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.

If you are a civil society organisation and need support or information on accessing EU funding check out Access Europe.

EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND

Each year the ESF helps millions of Europeans improve their lives by learning new skills and finding better jobs. 

EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

The ERDF aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion across the EU by correcting imbalances between its regions.

EUROPEAN MARITIME & FISHERIES FUND

Revitalising life in coastal communities by supporting fisheries, inland waters, aquaculture and maritime sectors.

EUROPEAN GLOBALISATION ADJUSTMENT FUND

Supporting workers made redundant as a result of major changes in global trade patterns to assist them back into employment.

EUROPEAN AGRICULTURAL FUND FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Providing economic, environmental and social supports for rural areas

FUND FOR EUROPEAN AID FOR THE MOST DEPRIVED

The FEAD helps people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion.

HORIZON EUROPE

Promising more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

JUST TRANSITION FUND

The JTF will assist communities and regions that have challenges in decarbonising their economies and industries.

ERASMUS PLUS

Providing opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

INTERREG VA

Helping to create a more prosperous and sustainable cross-border region

ASYLUM, MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION FUND

Strengthening the common asylum policy, and promoting socio-economic inclusion of migrants and refugees.

PEACE IV

Supporting peace and reconciliation across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland.