Warm welcome for announcements of receipeints of grants under the 2014 Local Agenda 21 Enviromental fund

NEVILLE WARMLY WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF RECIPIENTS OF GRANTS UNDER THE 2014 LOCAL AGENDA 21 ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIP FUND FOR COUNTY LIMERICK

I warmly welcome the announcement today by Alan Kelly, TD Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government of the recipients of grant funding under the 2014 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund.  This grant scheme promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at a local level.  The projects are being co-funded by the Department and Local Authorities, with close to €400,000 being provided by the Department and a similar amount by the Local Authorities.  In total €796,000 is being provided under this year’s scheme to 697 projects throughout the country.  In addition to the funding provided by the Department and the Local Authorities, the successful applicants have also raised additional funds locally, bringing the total share partnership investment to over €1.4million.”

 “The projects are selected for funding by Local Authorities, following an open call for applications.  The funding goes to a wide range of local initiatives, including awareness and education projects, community gardens, waste reduction projects and biodiversity projects.”

 “The following are the successful applicants in Limerick:-“

 “Athea Tidy Towns, Hospital Tidy Towns, Kilbrehenny Community Centre, Lough Gur Development Co-Op Society Limited, Glenstal Abbey-Glenstal Woods Conservation Project, Knocklong Development Association, Hospital Shop Window Festival, Bruff-increased awareness of wild life and biodiversity, Croom CDA for rainwater harvesting.”

 

 

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