Healy Rae Pointing Groups Towards Community Environment Fund

Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae is urging qualifying groups to apply for the Community Environment Action Fund and he provides the links for application. Photograph: John Reidy

Councillor Jackie Healy-Rae has today welcomed nearly €1m in national funding under the Community Environment Action Fund for projects on waste, biodiversity, climate change, air, water and sustainable development.

Eligible projects are those which support and complement, at a local level, national environmental policies.

A Co-ordinating Hand

The fund is administered by local authorities, while the Department maintains a co-ordinating hand. Local authorities are required to provide an equivalent amount of funding to successful projects as the funding provided by the Department.

Get Involved

“I would appeal to all Tidy Towns groups, schools and any other community groups to get involved in this project,” said Cllr. Healy Rae.

“Small-scale sustainable development projects like this are an effective way at helping to create Climate Action awareness at a local level.

School Gardens and Allotments

“The 2018 scheme provided funding to 880 projects nationwide and schemes included biodiversity gardens in schools, allotments and compost schemes in community gardens and educational projects run by local Tidy Towns groups, there are so many opportunities,” Cllr. Healy Rae concluded.

Applications Forms…..

Applications forms are available from the local authority and must be returned to them by 5pm on 27th September 2019.

The contact person for Kerry County Council is Liz O’Donnell who can be contacted on lodonnel@kerycoco.ie or 066 71 62049