Action – Community Environment Action Fund 2019

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Action – How to fund it? The Community Environment Action Fund, previously known as the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund, is now seeking applications.

Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change.

Who is It For?

Leitrim County Council welcomes small to medium sized community project proposals from schools, tidy town groups, community development associations, youth groups or any group with an interest in completing an environment themed project or activity. Please note that all applicants will be required to have a tax clearance certificate.  To learn more about Tax Clearance for Community groups see our article under Useful Documents – CLICK HERE.

Funds Available?

There is no maximum or minimum grant application but it’s worth bearing in mind that the total fund for successful applications is € 16,000. The quality of applications will be key.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 27th September 2019.


For more information and an application form please see the Leitrim Council link below:

Examples of Successful Leitrim Projects 2018

Applicant Project Title Description of Project (no more than 160 characters) Category Total Award
Mohll Community Network Mohill Biodiversity and Water Conservation Awareness of water conservation and biodiversity –  purchase and install a number of water butts throughout the town of Mohill & hold workshops E.Composting and Rainwater Harvesting €1,800.00
The Mens Shed Community Garden (Ballinamore) Outdoor Potting and Education Training Covered Table Area Outdoor Classroom Potting Shed – To educate and train community on gardening techniques and sustainable planting for biodiversity A.Training, Education and similar Awareness-Raising Initiatives €3,750.00
Fenagh Development/Fenagh Tidy Towns Water Conservation & Recycling Signage in Fenagh Implement further water harvesting measures in Village.  Educate community on recycling and how it impacts on the environment D.Repair, Reuse, Recycling €500.00
Leitrim Organic Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd. Schools Awareness Environmental Project Create awareness about habitats and the role played by farming and other land activities incl. Forestry in the protection of habitats  for both flora and fauna A.Training, Education and similar Awareness-Raising Initiatives €1,450.00
Aughavas ICA Guild Conserving Wildlife and Promoting Biodiversity in Aughavas Community To Develop a local wildlife conservation and enhancement plan which will promote and help biodiversity in the community C.Development of Community Areas including Wildlife and Biodiversity €500.00
Drumshanbo Vocational School Upskilling & Decoupage in the DVS Classroom Educate students on Waste Management – Introduction to Upcycling D.Repair, Reuse, Recycling €1,360.00
Irish Peatland Conservation Council Your Community Your Environment – Booklet To design, write and print a booklet as an information point to raise awareness of the value and services our local environmenjt provides for our communities A.Training, Education and similar Awareness-Raising Initiatives €508.00
Cloone ICA Workshops on Environmental Awareness for Cloone Area To raise awareness and educate people on environmental awareness from biodiversity, climate change, sustainability, recycling and waste management A.Training, Education and similar Awareness-Raising Initiatives €500.00
Pristine Waters Eriu The Ballagh & Glenaniff Rivers Clean Up To clean up two tributaries of Lough Melvin in Co. Leitrim; Investigate and document any invasive plant species in area and report to Inland Fisheries C.Development of Community Areas including Wildlife and Biodiversity €1,200.00
Mohill Family Support Centre Drainage of Community Garden Development (Drainage) of Community Garden B.School/Community Vegetable Gardens & Allotments €2,000.00
Martina Butler Our Environment Our Responsibilty Workshops in primary schools surrounding environmental issues A.Training, Education and similar Awareness-Raising Initiatives €1,000.00
Hullabaloo Project Management of Community Upcycling Initiatives To encourage community to reuse, recycle and upcycle discarded and unwanted items that would otherwise go to waste D.Repair, Reuse, Recycling €1,000.00
Shailagh Healy Arboriculture Significant Tree Inventory of South Leitrim To produce a comprehensive inventory of significant trees on public and private land in South County Leitrim F.Audits, Surveys and Action Planning €532.00


For full list of Successful applicants 2018 – CLICK HERE




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