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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These funds allow for collaboration between neighbouring regions and focus on community and business innovation; entrepreneurship and increasing competitiveness of various regions; renewable energy, shared environmental challenges, and climate change; and promoting and developing natural and cultural heritage.  

  • Ireland Wales Fund - connects organisations, businesses and communities on the West coast of Wales with the Southeast coast of Ireland. 

  • Interreg Northern Periphery Programme - Addresses shared challenges and opportunities in the Euro-Arctic zone including Finland, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom (Scotland and Northern Ireland) in cooperation with the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Norway. 

  • Interreg VA - supports European territorial cooperation between eligible regions in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland around a range of issues from access to transport, health and social care services, environmental issues and enterprise development. 

  • Peace IV Programme - supports peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland, including Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo. 

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Current Funding

Interreg: Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme - Clustering Call

The Clustering call offers a unique opportunity to diversify and to capitalise on outputs and results; further integrating results as well as disseminating their impacts.

Deadline: 31 March 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

Application Link

Programme Overview

The Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 forms a cooperation between 9 programme partner countries. Despite geographical differences, the large programme area shares a number of joint challenges and opportunities that can best be overcome and realised by transnational cooperation.

Clustering projects are small projects that combine 2 or more previously successful or ongoing projects. The Clustering call offers a unique opportunity to diversify and to capitalise on outputs and results; further integrating results as well as disseminating their impacts. Thus, reaching a wider group of stakeholders with project outputs, supplementary learning and capacity building.

Eligibility & Programme Detail

The clustering projects are encouraged to:

  • explore transferring of project outputs to other organisations, sectors and/or regions, for example disseminating result and outputs beyond their ongoing or completed project activities.
  • maximize the transnational impact of existing outputs on local level end users or widening the preparedness for transnational cooperation to other beneficiaries, for example by organising collaboration initiatives that connect end users across regions.
  • increase the awareness of the transnational added value and the potential of transnational cooperation. The establishment of a lasting network could be one such activity for example.
  • Use complementary skill sets to focus on improving the uptake of project outputs.
  • gain critical mass to inform decision makers.

All projects are expected to make special efforts to include end users, and underrepresented groups such as young people and indigenous peoples.

Project Budget

Indicative total ERDF budget of up to 153.846 EUR plus non-Member State budget, at the regular intervention rates of programme partner countries.

Lump sum grant Maximum ERDF grant of 100.000 EUR plus Non-Member State grants.

Note: Partners from Scotland and Northern Ireland should apply for ERDF co-financing.

Project Structure

A clustering project shall include a minimum of 2 ongoing or finalised projects, where the Lead partner or partner are from 2 different programme partner countries, at least one of which is an EU Member State.

The core partnership is expected to consist of NPA Lead Partners (or essential partners) from the original projects, supplemented by other key partners, and if appropriate, a new partner(s) from projects funded by other Interreg programmes, provided that there are clear synergies.

Note: If involving partners from projects funded by other Interreg programmes, project idea developers are strongly encouraged to consult with the Joint Secretariat prior to applying. The Lead Partner should always be an NPA project.

The recommended maximum project size 5-6 partners plus associated partners, if a clear role is defined. Larger partnerships are discouraged, unless duly justified.

Terms of Reference have been formulated including all guidance and requirements. This and all other application documents can be found in the right-hand column.

Application Details

More information and the application pack can be found here:

Applications must be submitted through an electronic monitoring system (eMS), which is available on this link.

If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you are in touch with the Regional Contact Point in Ireland.

Brendan Mooney

Northern and Western Regional Assembly

The Square

Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon

Tel.: +353 94 9877251



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