INTERREG VA Programme Overview

The current INTERREG VA Programme (2014-2020) has been designed to promote greater levels of economic, social and territorial cohesion across the Programme area.

All funding calls for the INTERREG VA Programme are now closed

Details of current funding opportunities can be found here.


The INTERREG Programme encouraged people from different regions and countries to come together and find solutions to benefit each other. 

The current INTERREG VA Programme (2014-2020) has been designed to promote greater levels of economic, social and territorial cohesion across the Programme area. 

A total of 34 projects have been funded under the INTERREG VA Programme (2014-2020). 

Each project can include several partners - in total, there has been 172 partners involved in the Programme. 

The INTERREG VA Programme area includes Northern Ireland, the Border Counties of Ireland and Western Scotland. Please see below the full breakdown below of council areas:

Northern Ireland Border  Counties Scotland
Belfast Cavan Dumfries & Galloway
Antrim and Newtownabbey Donegal East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire mainland
Mid and East Antrim Leitrim South Ayrshire
Causeway Coast and Glens Louth Lochaber, Skye & Lochalsh, Arran & Cumbrae and Argyll & Bute
Derry City and Strabane Monaghan Eilean Siar (Western Isles)
Mid Ulster Sligo  
Fermanagh and Omagh    
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon    
Newry, Mourne and Down    
Ards and North Down    
Lisburn and Castlereagh    

Total Value

The Programme has a total value of approximately €283m which includes an ERDF contribution of €240m (85%) and a match-funding contribution from the Irish Government and the Northern Ireland Executive of €43m (15%). 

By the end of 2021, 33 INTERREG VA projects (including Technical Assistance) had been approved, representing a total commitment of €288.7 million

Current programme

It has funded many different projects which work on a cross-border basis - in Northern Ireland, the border counties of Ireland and Western Scotland. These projects have been working hard to protect our shared environment, improve people’s health and wellbeing, reduce carbon emissions and make businesses better. 

There are four key objectives funded under INTERREG VA Programme. These are: 

  • Research & Innovation;
  • Environment;
  • Sustainable Transport;
  • Health & Social Care.

Past Programme

From the beginning of INTERREG IA in 1991 to the conclusion of INTERREG VA in 2020, the Programme has contributed approximately €1.13 billion to the region. Of this figure, approximately €810m was provided directly by the European Union. 

Why not visit the past programmes section of our website to find out more about previous projects funded under INTERREG IIA and INTERREG IVA.

Where can I get more information about the programme?

Please see below a copy of the full content of the Cooperation Programme for INTERREG VA, the Citizen Summary and the INTERREG VA Annual Implementation Report infographic which showcases the INTERREG VA programme achievements from 2022.

INTERREG Cooperation Programme
Citizens’ Summary: INTERREG VA Programme (2014-2020)
INTERREG VA Citizens Octobrer 20 - Draft 1.pdf
Achoimre na Saoránach: An Clár INTERREG VA (2014-2020)
Citizen Summary (IRISH) INTERREG VA.pdf
INTERREG VA Annual Implementation Report Infographic

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