16th January 2024

Shared Island Community Climate Action Fund (Strand 1a)

2024 sees the commencement of a new Shared Island Fund, provided by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications to support cross-boarder and all-island community climate action initiatives as an integrated part of the Community Climate Action Fund.

Both Strand 1 and 1a of the Community Climate Action Fund was announced by Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan (

Strand 1a must have a clear North/South basis with a cross boarder partnership approach and impact. At least 50% of awarded funding will be for a project delivery in Northern Ireland. This strand enables communities and Local Authorities to propose a cross-boarder project in partnership with organisations in Northern Ireland.

Successful groups awarded funding under this programme will deliver community level climate action projects over the next three years. These projects will deliver a real climate benefit by reducing carbon emissions.  

There are five themes under which community groups can apply for funding, including:

  • Community Energy 
  • Travel
  • Food and Waste
  • Shopping and Recycling
  • Local Climate
  • Environmental Action  

The three funding streams available are as follows: 

  • small scale projects <€20,000
  • medium scale projects €20,000-€50,000 
  • large scale projects €51,000-€100,000

This is a competitive application process and applicants are assessed and reviewed under criteria by which their projects will be put forward for consideration to the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications. 

For Monaghan County Council

Applications for this fund are now open and remain open until the 6th of March at 4:00pm. A detailed document outlining how to carry out the application can be viewed here.

If your group is interested in applying for this funding or would like to ask a question about a potential project under one of the above five themes, please submit any queries to [email protected].

For Louth County Council

If you or your community group would like to know more on this funding stream or send in an Expression of Interest to work with Louth County Council, please see their website or email: [email protected] or phone: 042 933 5457.

Please note applications for Louth County Council are open, the closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 6th March 2024, late applications cannot be accepted.

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