5.1 Biodiversity, Nature Recovery and Resilience: Pre-Application Support

5.1 Biodiversity, Nature Recovery and Resilience: Pre-Application Support

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Programme (DS)
Investment Area

Prior to the funding call for the new PEACEPLUS Programme, the SEUPB held a pre-application support workshop under Investment Area: 5.1 Biodiversity, Nature Recovery and Resilience.

Overview of Investment Area 5.1

The key objective of this IA is to ‘enhance nature protection and biodiversity and reduce pollution’, resulting in an increase in the surface area of selected habitats and habitats for species in improving condition.

The SEUPB anticipates that a funding call for this Investment Area will open in Summer of 2023. In advance of the funding call, this workshop will provide preliminary guidance to help potential applicants build their project, programme knowledge, and capacity so that they are best placed to make a quality application, with a strong focus on outcomes that meet programme targets and the overarching aim of Peace and Prosperity. 

An indicative budget allocation has been set at €40 million for this Investment Area.

Recording of Workshop

Workshop Presentation Slides

Concept Note

A Concept Note, capturing high-level details of a project idea.

Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Investment Area 5.1 may express their interest by completing and returning this Concept Note. The Concept Note does not form part of the formal application process. Instead, it has been put in place to help guide potential applicants to strengthen their application (should they decide to make one) and to help with a smoother project implementation process in the event of funding being awarded.

Submission for 5.1 Concept Notes closed at Wednesday 10th May 2023.

Priority Habits and Species

As part of this pre-development support the two jurisdictions have worked together to identify the areas, actions, and target species/populations which would benefit the most from Programme Support. These are based on need, on the policy priorities in the region, and on what we have learned from past Programmes. The priority list below provides specific populations and places where applicants should focus their attention in the development of project proposals and actions.

5.1 Priority Habitats and Species across the Programme Area

Open Funding Calls and Application Support

Funding calls are now open under the PEACEPLUS Programme, click here to find out more about the open calls.

Online support and guidance for completing your application is available on our new PEACEPLUS Support Portal. This includes how-to guides and videos to help you throughout the application process.  

If no call has been opened yet for the Investment Area you are interested in, please visit our Pre-Application support page. Before each PEACEPLUS funding call opens the SEUPB will hold a pre-application support workshop for each Investment Area. Recordings of these workshops and information on future workshops will be published in the Pre-Application section. 

Find out more about pre-application support

Potential Partners Notice Board

Would you like to include your details on this web page as part of a Potential Partner Notice Board? In doing so you are confirming consent for the details you provide to be made publicly available via the SEUPB website. Please note that all personal data you provide to the SEUPB will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

If you want to use the ‘Potential Partner’ Notice Board facility please supply your details below:

Potential partners

The following organisations have asked for their details to be included here, feel free to contact them in relation to potentially forming a partnership for this Investment Area of the EU PEACEPLUS Programme.

Organisation Contact
The Bryden Centre at Queen’s University Dr Neil Harrison
Scotland’s International Environment Centre, University of Stirling Dr Peter Hunter
Donegal County Council Joy Browne
Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) Andy Hallewell
Veri Connect Noleen Neill
Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust Gary Shaw
Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust Gary Shaw
Inland Fisheries Ireland Karen Delanty
Queen's University Belfast Ross Cuthbert
Northern Ireland Environment Link Jill Montgomery
University College Dublin Dr. Tamíris da Costa
riverblackwater catchment trust alan mc cabe
Trinity College Dublin Patrick Morrissey
Mourne Heritage Trust Teresa O’Hare
Far and Wild CiC Lawrence McBride

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