How Do I Apply For Funding?

What funding is currently available?

A second call for the Health & Social Care objective of the INTERREG VA Programme opened on the 18th July 2017. Full details of the call, including its expected results and outputs can be accessed here.

Applications to the call must be received no later than 3pm on Tuesday 19th September 2017. The application form can be downloaded below. (Applicants must work within the set character limits for all relevant questions). If you have any issues accessing or completing the application form please contact us via email:

A two stage process will be used to determine the success of any application. Stage one will be a short application form with applicants subsequently receiving a decision on whether or not they can move to stage two. Stage two includes the submission of a detailed Business Plan which will be subject to a robust appraisal.

To assist applicants the output indicator guidance for the health and social care objective of the Programme is available here. A Guide for Applicants is also available here.

A workshop for potential applicants to the call is currently planned for 2nd August 2017. Click here for the Agenda. If you are interested in registering for the event, please email:


What does the PEACE IV Programme fund?

The PEACE IV Programme has four key priority areas:

Shared Education - To increase the level of direct, sustained and curriculum-based contact between pupils and teachers from all backgrounds.

Children & Young People - To help young people, in particular those not in education, employment and/or training (NEETs) to develop a greater understanding and respect for diversity; access new opportunities and become active citizens.

Shared Spaces & Services -To create new shared spaces and services where people from different communities and backgrounds can learn from and respect each other.

Shared Spaces & Services - To develop the capacity for services to meet the needs of victims and survivors.

Building Positive Relations at a Local Level - To create a society characterised by good relations and respect, where cultural identity is celebrated and people can live, learn and socialise together free from prejudice, hate and intolerance.

Building Positive Relations at a Regional Level - To support regional level projects that result in meaningful, purposeful and sustained contact between persons from different communities.

A copy of the full content of the Cooperation Programme for PEACE IV is available here.

A Citizen's Summary of this document is available here. An Irish version of the Summary is also available here.

What does the INTERREG VA Programme fund?

The INTERREG VA Programme also has four main priority areas:

Research & Innovation -To increase the level of cross-border business and industry-relevant research and innovation capacity within the 'Health & Life Sciences' and 'Renewable Energy' sectors; and

Research & Innovation -To increase the number and capacity of SMEs engaged in cross-border research and innovation aimed at the development of new products, processes and services.

Environment (Habitats & Species) -To promote cross-border co-operation in the recovery of selected protected habitats and priority species;

Environment (Marine) - To develop cross-border co-operation capacity for the monitoring and management of marine protected areas and species;

Environment (Transitional Waters) - To improve water quality in shared transitional waters;

Environment (River Basins) - To improve freshwater quality in cross-border river basins.

Sustainable Transport - To promote cross-border intermodal and sustainable mobility in the cross-border region.

Health -To improve the health and well-being of people living in the region by enabling them to access health and social care services in the most appropriate setting to their needs.

A copy of the full content of the Cooperation Programme for INTERREG VA is available here.

A Citizen's Summary of this document is available here. An Irish version of the Summary is also available here.


When can I apply for funding?

Both the PEACE IV and INTERREG VA Programmes have their own funding call timetable. This timetable sets out the opening and closing dates of all calls within each Programme and includes indicative dates for the Steering Committee for each call.

You can access these timetables below:

How can I benefit from the Programmes?

  • Support for businesses - The INTERREG VA Programme provides support to SMEs and microbusinesses on a cross-border basis. To potentially access this support via the EU funded 'Co-Innovate' project, please contact IntertradeIreland 
  • Support for local community-based projects - The PEACE IV Programme provides funding to local authorities across Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. If you are seeking funding for small community-based projects you can contact the Peace Partnership in your local Council. Contact details for all of the Peace Partnerships are available upon request via email:
  • Support for Victims and Survivors - The PEACE IV Programme invests in the provision of health and well-being support to address the complex needs of victims and survivors. To potentially access this support please contact the Victims and Survivors Service 

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