The Ireland-Wales Programme is a cross-border European Territorial Cooperation (Interreg A) programme which is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
A maritime programme, it delivers sustainable economic, social and environmental benefits for people, businesses and communities across Ireland and Wales through co-funded cross-border cooperation projects. These co-funded projects are investing in growth and jobs through Irish Welsh co-operation in the areas of innovation, climate change and sustainable development.
The programme area focuses on the west coast of Wales with the eastern and southern coasts of Ireland and has an overall grant budget of €100m from the ERDF and a co-financing rate of 80%, all of which has been committed.
The Programme has three Priorities under which projects operate:
Adaptation of the Irish Sea & Coastal Communities to Climate Change
Cultural & Natural Resources & Heritage
The Welsh Government manages the programme with programme partners, the Southern Regional Assembly and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The Irish Programme Development Officers are based at the Southern Regional Assembly, which is also the designated First Level Control for payment claims from Irish partners.
Development Officer: Breda Curran
Development Officer: Samantha Richardson
First Level Control audit: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Ireland Wales Programme website for more information on projects funded by the programme.