How do I apply for funding?

Each Programme has four key priority areas as detailed below. Only applicants that can demonstrate an ability to meet the results and outputs of these priority areas will be eligible for funding.

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 come together to learn from and respect each other.
  • 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.


A 'Citizens Summary' about the PEACE IV Programme is available here. An Irish version of the Summary is available here. To access the full Cooperation Programme document click here.

What does the INTERREG VA Programme fund?

The INTERREG VA Programme also has four 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 (2) 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 -To (1) promote cross-border co-operation in the recovery of selected protected habitats and priority species and (2) develop cross-border co-operation capacity for the monitoring and management of marine protected areas and species; To improve (3) water quality in shared transitional waters and (4) 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 'Citizens Summary' about the INTERREG VA Programme is available here. An Irish version of the Summary is available here. To access the full Cooperation Programme document click 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:

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How can I benefit from the Programmes?

The INTERREG IVA Programme provides support to SMEs and microbusinesses on a cross-border basis. To potentially access this support please contact XXX  

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 is available below:

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A detailed list of all projects funded under the PEACE IV and INTERREG IVA Programmes, can be found here XXX.


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