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patlawlor Mar 12, 2016 04:12 PM[…]/

Please help; Community at Risk
We are a small community in the south west of Ireland and our coastal community is in the verge of disaster due to coastal erosion and tidal flooding. Can someone
inform us how we can get some financial help to do some urgent dune restoration and preservation works. This is in a Special Area of Conservation and a Special Protected Area. The local council have no money to repair damage to dunes or protect from tidal flooding.
Where do we apply for funding, what programme?

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EEA Mar 15, 2016 03:22 PM
Dear Pat,

The EEA produces reports about the state and trends of the environment in Europe. The Agency does not provide funding for environmental projects.

Information about EU funding can be obtained through a range of different websites.
The website on ‘Grants of the European Union’ is a good starting point for anyone looking for information on funding available from the European Union and can be directly accessed at:

The Directorate-General for Environment offers a broad selection of funding opportunities for environmental issues in the EU:

In order to obtain information about funding available for initiatives in a particular geographical area in Europe, the website of the Regional policy can be consulted:

The website of WelcomEurope is also an interesting source of information for European funding. It has been created by French and Dutch experts willing to initiate closer cooperation between local actors and the European institutions. WelcomEurope covers three main areas to assist people in successfully gaining European funding:

     1- Information and follow-up help on European funding
     2- Training sessions on how to apply for funding
     3- Consulting on EU applications procedures

The WelcomEurope homepage is located at:

I hope this information is useful for you.

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