THIS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY MAY BE OF INTEREST TO YOU OR A GROUP YOU ARE INVOLVED WITH.
Kind regards, Caroline Kerry PPN Development Officer
Published on Wednesday 21st August 2019
Minister Bruton Announces Scheme for Community Led Climate Action
Applications open today for Community Environment Action Fund, hundreds of local projects to be supported
Climate and Biodiversity projects to be prioritised
Local, community led initiatives are crucial to delivering the ambition set out in the Climate Action Plan. These projects offer people a tangible, practical way to do their part to tackle the climate challenge and feel more connected to their local community as a result.
The Community Environment Action Fund, (previously known as the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund or LA21), funds small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level, that make a significant difference in local communities. Minister Bruton has chosen climate and biodiversity as the priorities for this year’s Fund.
Applications are open today and nearly €1million (€460,000 from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment matched by funding from local authorities) is available to support hundreds of projects in local communities all across Ireland.
Minister Bruton said:
We have a short window of opportunity. We must act now and get behind the transition to a more sustainable path for future generations.
A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years including, community gardens, allotments and compost schemes, rainwater harvesting schemes, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions. This year’s priority is for projects in the area of Climate and Biodiversity.
Groups seeking funding for eligible projects are invited to make an application to their local authority (application forms are available from the local authorities). Completed application forms should be returned to the relevant local authority at the latest by 5pm, 27 September 2019. Local authority contacts and further information on the Fund can be obtained from the Department’s website: www.dccae.gov.ie
The 2019 Community Environment Action Fund (Local Agenda 21) is now open for applications. Application must be made to your local authority and not to the Department. Application forms are also available from your local authority and must be returned to them by 5pm on 27th September 2019 at the latest.
If you have any queries regarding this Scheme please contact the nominated person in your local authority
Liz O Donnell Kerry County firstname.lastname@example.org 066 7162049 ... See MoreSee Less