Toyota Ireland will fund some of Ireland’s up and coming young environmentalists through the awarding of €10,000 in seed grants to ECO-UNESCO’s clubs across Ireland. ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation and its clubs provide an outlet for young people to come together and help the environment and their local communities in a fun and meaningful way.
Toyota will award grants to ten chosen ECO-UNESCO clubs participating in its ‘Clubs in Action’ programme. The grants which range from €250 for a Bronze Seed Grant up to €1,000 for a Gold Seed Grant, will be used to implement important environmental activities including energy saving, recycling, eco-transport, local clean-ups, tree planting and other environmental awareness raising activities. The grant giving will be further complemented by the involvement and guidance of staff from Toyota dealerships across the country, many of whom are being trained as ECO-Leaders by ECO-UNESCO.
ECO-UNESCO’s ‘Clubs in Action’ initiative is supported on a European level by the Toyota Fund for Europe, which grants financial support to local projects that have the potential to have a positive impact on the local environment and society. As a key partner, Toyota Ireland also sponsors the ECO-UNESCO Club of the Year Award, and has provided an eco-friendly Toyota Prius to the organisation.