The INTERREG VA Programme (2014-2020) is one of 60 programmes across the European Union designed to promote greater levels of cross-border co-operation. The eligible area for the INTERREG VA Programme includes Northern Ireland, the Border Counties of Ireland and Western Scotland.
The Programme has been designed to promote greater economic, social and territorial cohesion across the region. The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) contribution to the Programme is €240m (85%). In addition €43m (15%) will come from match-funding, raising the total value of the Programme to €283m.
The CAWT Partnership submitted five proposals to the INTERREG VA Programme’s Health theme and is a partner on a sixth, Scottish-led project. These proposals are focused on improving the health and well-being of people living in the region by enabling them to access health and social care services in the most appropriate setting to their needs.
After a competitive process, grant funding was awarded and as of July 2017, four of the CAWT Partnership projects and the one Scottish led project had received final Letters of Offer to enable them to formally commence.
EU INTERREG VA funding projects
|Acute Hospital Services||Provision of additional acute episodes of care to patients, through improved/reformed service delivery on a cross border basis.|
|Mental Health Innovation Recovery ‘i-Recovery’||Development of cross border recovery colleges to empower people to increase knowledge and skills for recovery and self-management of mental health.|
|Children’s Services Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences ‘MACE’||Identifying vulnerable children/families with multiple and complex needs and providing an early intervention support within the family and community in order to realise joined-up, innovative, and responsive solutions.|
|Population Health Community Health Sync ‘CoH-Sync’||Stemming the flow of people who develop Long Term Conditions and reducing the burden of chronic disease by empowering and supporting people in local communities to manage their own health needs.|
|Primary Care and Older People ‘mPower’||Support for healthy ageing through access to personalised care services, use of e-health and community support systems to ensure older people can live well, safely and independently in their own homes. NHS 24 Scotland leading on this Project.|