The Climate Action Fund is one of four such funds established under the National Development Plan 2018-2027 as part of Project Ireland 2040. The fund will support initiatives that contribute to the achievement of Ireland's climate and energy targets.
The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has responsibility for implementing the fund, which will have an allocation of at least €500 million over the period to 2027.
The first call for applications by the Climate Action Fund, which will be open to applications from the public and private sector, has been published. As the Climate Action Fund develops, further calls will be made.
This call for applications will provide grant funding to larger scale projects – seeking total support in excess of €1m – that are scheduled to commence development in 2019 or 2020.
The focus of the Climate Fund will be to support a broad range of projects that, in the absence of support from the Climate Action Fund, would not otherwise be developed. This will include projects that demonstrate innovation and capacity building.
Some examples of the types of projects that may be supported include:
- Renewable energy projects;
- Energy efficiency projects;
- District heating projects;
- Local infrastructure projects (including electric vehicle charging networks); and
- Projects that enhance the standards of environmental protection.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1 October 2018.
Climate Action Fund Call for Applications
Queries should be sent to ClimateActionFund@dccae.gov.ie