• Fish passage improvement. (E.g. removal of barriers, modification of weirs, and construction of fish passes etc)
  • Spawning enhancement (addition/raking of gravel or cleaning of existing substrates)
  • Instream structures (weirs, deflectors, rubble mats, random boulders etc.)
  • River Bank protection (rock armour, log revetment etc.)
  • Fencing (protection of river banks including fences, stiles, cattle drinks etc.)
  • Riparian zone improvement (tree pruning and strategic tree planting)
  • Removal & control of exotic invasives (e.g. Rhododendron, Japanese knotweed, Asian Clam, Chub etc.)
  • Feasibility studies (which lead to future projects under the above headings to maximum of 50% funding or €2000 whichever is less)
  • A Screening for Appropriate Assessment, if required, may be funded to a maximum of €500. If this leads to a requirement for an Appropriate Assessment, 3 written quotes shall be required and may be funded at the discretion of IFI.