Please note that programme details for the 2021-2027 framework are forthcoming and the information below relates to programmes from the 2014-2020 framework; however, there may currently be open funding calls for this programme.

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LIFE supports environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed more than 4500 projects. For the 2014 – 2020 funding period, LIFE will contribute approximately €3.4 billion to the protection of the environment and climate. 

It covers projects related to: 

  • Nature and biodiversity 

  • Environmental and climate governance and information 

  • Resource efficiency 

  • Climate change mitigation and adaption 

  • Technology for climate change, environment, and low carbon. 

A call for proposals is published every year, meaning that every 12 months you can apply for LIFE funding by using the application packages that help you prepare your proposal. 


Want to find out more? 

More info about this programme is available on the Irish LIFE website.  You can also consult the national contact point, Beatrix Aigner at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. 

Current Funding

No current open funds

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