The call for applications under the 2020 Just Transition Fund is now open.
The Just Transition Fund (JTF) is a key pillar of the government’s just transition plan for the Midlands region. A 2020 fund of €11 million will be available for projects focusing on retraining workers and proposals to generate sustainable employment in green enterprise in the region, and supporting communities to transition to a low carbon economy.
The objective of the Just Transition Fund 2020 call is to fund innovative projects that contribute to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the Wider Midlands region and which have employment and enterprise potential. It will support projects that take a whole-of-Midlands strategic approach and complement other sources of public funding.
The 2020 call has three priorities:
1. Employment and Enterprise Supports:
To support innovation and investment proposals to generate sustainable employment in green enterprise
2. Training Supports:
To retrain and reskill workers to assist local communities and businesses in the Wider Midlands to adjust to the low carbon transition
3. Community Transitioning Supports:
To support proactive communications with affected communities and other stakeholders in the region, establish best practice sharing networks, and assist in developing local transition plans
The call is open to suitable projects in East Galway, Kildare, Laois, Longford, North Tipperary, Offaly, Roscommon and Westmeath. Private, public, and community and voluntary organisations can apply.
Interested parties should review the Information Booklet which sets out the funding requirements and the evaluation criteria.
Please be aware that the Information Booklet and Application Form may change at any point during the open call.
Applicants should regularly check this webpage for updates and ensure when submitting an application they have taken into account any relevant clarifications and are using the most up-to-date Application Form and/or Information Booklet.
Note that the clarification documents form part of the Information Booklet and should be interpreted alongside the Fund criteria as set out. Interested parties should refer to the clarifications issued and ensure that responses have been taken into account when preparing applications. An extra round of queries has been added to allow interested parties more time to submit a query and receive a response and all final queries will be responded to by Friday 10 July.
To ensure that your query is responded to, please submit it to JTF@dccae.gov.ie
no later than Wednesday 8 July.
An Excel spreadsheet is now available for Section 7 information (Financial Robustness and Sustainability). Applicants can enter the project financial information into either the Application Form or the Excel spreadsheet. To request a copy of the spreadsheet, please email JTF@dccae.gov.ie