Environmental Partnership Grants Awarded

The Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, T.D. has announced the recipients of grants under the 2012 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund. The fund is co-funded by the Department and Local Authorities. The total fund is worth €674,500 for 2012.

The fund helps to promote sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level. The projects are recommended by local authorities following an open call for submissions. A total of 490 projects have been funded in 2012.

Announcing the recipients of this year’s funding the Minister stated “This funding goes to a wide range of local environmental initiatives right across the country; including community gardens, waste reduction and biodiversity projects. I’m delighted that my Department, in conjunction with the local authorities, can help to make these projects happen and can assist the good work that’s being done in communities right across the country”.