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IA 2.4 Smart Towns and Villages

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Submitted by purdye on Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:09


The SEUPB anticipates that a funding call for PEACEPLUS Investment Area (IA) 2.4 Smart Towns and Villages will open in Summer of 2023. In advance of the funding call, a pre-application support workshop was held on 15 March 2023. This provided preliminary guidance to help potential applicants build their project, programme knowledge, and capacity so that they are best placed to make quality applications, with a strong focus on outcomes that meet programme targets and the overarching aim of Peace and Prosperity. 

The workshop was recorded and will be available to view within 7 days. 


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The key objective of this IA is to “promote the socioeconomic inclusion of marginalised communities, low-income households and disadvantaged groups, including people with special needs, through integrated actions, including housing and social services”

The Programme will result in more citizens and communities accessing and utilising of Information Communications Technology (ICT) to enhance social service delivery and economic development; and as such contribute to the creation of more a resilient, vibrant and prosperous Programme Area.

An indicative budget allocation has been set at €30 Million for Investment Area 2.4.



A Concept Note, capturing high-level details of a project idea, is downloadable word document here (best accessed on Firefox or Edge browsers).

Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Investment Area 2.4 may express their interest by completing and returning this Concept Note. The Concept Note does not form part of the formal application process. Instead, it has been put in place to help guide potential applicants to strengthen their application (should they decide to make one) and to help with a smoother project implementation process in the event of funding being awarded.



The following organisations have requested to include their details here and are available to contact in relation to potentially forming a partnership for this Investment Area of the EU PEACEPLUS Programme.





ADoPT (Association for the Development of Pettigo & Tullyhommon)

Centre for Cross Border Studies

Dr Anthony Soares

Scotland’s International Environment Centre, University of Stirling

Dr Peter Hunter

Westire Technology Limited

Shane Noone

Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN)

Andy Hallewell


Dr Margaret Quinn

Cavan Co Council

Jane Crudden

Veri Connect

Noleen Neill

R.V.A.R. (Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers)

Matthew Ferguson

Leitrim Co. Council

Rebecca Farrell

Newry, Mourne and Down

Michael Forster

Grow The Glens

Andrew McAlister

Monaghan Integrated Development

Gabriel  O'Connell

Enterprise Causeway

Rita McCaughey

ABC Council


Julie Ann Spence 

NOW Group

Pauline Fitzsimmons


Fintan McAliskey


Would you like to include your details on this web page as part of a Potential Partner Notice Board? In doing so you are confirming consent for the details you provide to be made publicly available on this website. Please note that all personal data you may provide to the SEUPB will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which can be accessed here.


If you want to use the ‘Potential Partner’ Notice Board please supply:

(a) your organisation’s name

(b) your organisation’s web address

(c) a relevant contact name and email address

(d) Investment Area: 2.4



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