This second call for applications under the Fund invites proposals under Category 1 -capital projects which are ready to commence at the date of application.
For the purposes of clarity, Category 1 projects which are ready to commence are those which have the necessary consents (e.g. planning, including Part 8, environmental, wildlife archaeological etc.) in place, are at an advanced stage of design, satisfy the requirements of the Public Spending Code1, and are procurement-ready.
The lead party to an application will be required to certify that the project proposed is at the required level of readiness at the time of submission. Any projects which are identified as still requiring planning or other consent(s) following the closing date for applications will not be considered.
Please note that Category 2 proposals are not being sought at this time. Applications under Category 2 - projects which require further development to reach Category 1 readiness – will be invited later in 2019.