The Just Transition Fund is a new financial instrument within the EU’s Cohesion Policy, which will support communities to meet the objectives of the European Green Deal.
It has three areas of focus:
In Ireland, the National Just Transition Fund facilitates innovative projects that contribute to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of regions which are most affected by the transition away from fossil fuels or greenhouse-gas-intensive industrial processes.
The 2020 call for projects was directed to the Wider Midlands region as it transitions away from peat as an energy source.
Funded projects include:
Applications can be made by an individual organisation or by a consortium.
Read more about EU policy on the EU Green Deal.
€17.5 billion over 7 years with €77 million allocated to Ireland.
To date, 43 Just Transition Fund 2020 projects have entered into contract and are delivering their projects in Ireland. See the full list of projects here.
Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
Find open calls for Just Transition Fund.