What are the European Structural and Investment Funds?

The European Structural & Investment Funds support economic development across all of the European Union. These Funds make up over half of the European Union’s budget. Here in Ireland these funds will be used, together with Irish Government and Local Authority funding, to invest €6.2 Billion in the 2014-2020 period.

The Funds work together to invest in education, research and job creation to help create a sustainable and healthy economy across the whole of the country. They are also spent on protecting our environment, and on supporting rural and coastal communities.

We qualify for funding from the five funds below. This website provides information about each of these funds, the ways they help Ireland, and how the money being received in the 2014-2020 round is being invested to benefit all of us.

Welcome to the website of the European Structural and Investment Funds in Ireland 2014-2020.

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