PEACEPLUS is a funding programme designed to support peace and prosperity across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland. PEACEPLUS is the successor programme to both PEACE IV and INTERREG VA.

Aims & Objectives

The overall objective of the PEACEPLUS Programme is to build peace and prosperity.

The programme aims to contribute towards a more prosperous and stable society in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. PEACEPLUS focuses on supporting social, economic and regional stability, in particular by promoting cohesion between communities. 

The programme will help to address long standing social and economic challenges which have, and continue to, impact on communities, particularly those in rural border areas as well as ongoing challenges that exist in urban settings. It will also recognise the impact of Covid-19 on society and the risks associated with the UK’s exit from the EU.

What does it support?

PEACEPLUS aims to achieve its objectives by funding peace and reconciliation activities, and by funding activities that contribute to North/South cross-border economic and territorial development of the region.

The programme focuses on six key Investment Areas:

  1. Building Peaceful and Thriving Communities
  2. Delivering Economic Regeneration and Transformation
  3. Empowering and Investing in Our Young People
  4. Healthy and Inclusive Communities
  5. Supporting a Sustainable and Better Connected Future
  6. Building and Embedding Partnership and Collaboration

Each thematic area of the programme includes a strong community-led focus. PEACEPLUS will involve civil society at all levels, in relation to the development and implementation of actions and initiatives to address societal and community challenges.

Who can apply?

The Programme area includes Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland, namely Counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo.

However, cross border collaboration is not strictly limited to the administrative borders of the Programme but has a flexible geography depending on the topic concerned. This is called a functional area and allows for organisations and institutions not based in the core Programme area to get involved in projects by linking with partners within the core Programme area.


A total of €1.1 billion from 2021-2027.

Project Examples

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The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) manages programme delivery.

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Learn more about PEACEPLUS on the SEUPB website

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