Co. Clare, Ireland — Community groups and environmental organisations across County Clare are being invited to submit applications for funding under the 2012 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund.
Clare Fine Gael Senator Tony Mulcahy said the Fund, which is administered by Clare County Council in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, is aimed at community projects that help to increase local levels of environmental awareness and help communities become more sustainable.
In 2011, funding was allocated to a wide range of local projects including the Burren Winterage Festival, Sroohill Gardening & Heritage Crafts, Newmarket‐on‐Fergus Biodiversity Education & Awareness Campaign, Knockalisheen Community Action & Education on Environment, and an Environmental Sculpture Project in Scariff.
Senator Mulcahy said that community groups wishing to avail of funding under the scheme should contact Clare County Council or visit www.environ.ie.
“Clare County Council and the Government jointly contributed 17,000 euro towards a range of projects in County Clare last year. A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years ranging from community gardens, allotments and compost schemes to rainwater harvesting systems, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions. Each of these projects has helped to further improve the sustainability and physical appearance of the respective communities,” Senator Mulcahy added.
“Completed application forms should be returned to Clare County Council by 5pm on Wednesday, 11th July 2012,” the Senator concluded.