The Climate Action Fund is one of four 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 in a cost effective manner. It offers the potential for innovative interventions which, in the absence of support from the Fund, would not otherwise be developed.
The Fund will also seek to facilitate projects that contribute to other Government policy priorities including:-
- Supporting innovation and capacity building towards the development of climate change solutions capable of being scaled and delivering benefits beyond a once-off impact
- Generating wider socio-economic benefits such as job creation, air quality improvements, reduction in fuel poverty, bio-diversity and community resilience and development
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.
For further information, contact: ClimateActionFund@dccae.gov.ie
Current Status of Climate Action Fund
Early in 2020, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment held an open call for Expressions of Interest to help inform the design of the next round of funding for the Climate Action Fund. 190 submissions were received from public and private sector bodies, as well as non-governmental organisations and community groups from across the country. The submissions received have now been analysed and an 'EOI Summary paper' on the submissions is attached below. In this regard it is important to note that no individual feedback will be given to the Expressions of Interest received. Like all elements of the Climate Action Fund application process, the same information will be available to all potential applicants.
The Department will give potential applicants as much notification as possible on timelines and deadlines for the call for the second round of funding. Further information and clarifications will also be provided in advance of the second round closing for applications. The Department is working towards opening the next call for applications later in 2020.
Anyone interested in the Climate Action Fund is encouraged to read the material already available on this website, which relates to the first round of funding as well as the overall process of the Climate Action Fund.
All official information related to the Climate Action Fund will be hosted and freely accessible on this website.