Recipients of 2011 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund Grants Announced

The Government has announced the recipients of grants under the 2011 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund. These projects are co-funded by the Department for the Environment, Community and Local Government and local authorities. €383,750 has been provided by the Department and a matching amount is being provided by local authorities, bringing the total funding to €767,500 for 2011.

The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at a local level. Projects are recommended for funding by local authorities following an open call for applications. A total of 515 projects have been funded this year.

Funding available under this grant scheme has been increased by over 25% this year. Funding is being provided to a wide range of environmental awareness raising initiatives, including community gardens, wildlife protection, education and waste reduction projects. These are undertaken by TidyTowns groups, youth groups and various other local groups.

A full list of this year’s successful projects is now available on www.environ.ie/en/PublicationsDocuments/FileDownLoad,29073,en.pdf.

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