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

ApplicantProject TitleDescription of Project (no more than 160 characters)CategoryTotal Award
Mohll Community NetworkMohill Biodiversity and Water ConservationAwareness of water conservation and biodiversity –  purchase and install a number of water butts throughout the town of Mohill & hold workshopsE.Composting and Rainwater Harvesting€1,800.00
The Mens Shed Community Garden (Ballinamore)Outdoor Potting and Education Training Covered Table AreaOutdoor Classroom Potting Shed – To educate and train community on gardening techniques and sustainable planting for biodiversityA.Training, Education and similar Awareness-Raising Initiatives€3,750.00
Fenagh Development/Fenagh Tidy TownsWater Conservation & Recycling Signage in FenaghImplement further water harvesting measures in Village.  Educate community on recycling and how it impacts on the environmentD.Repair, Reuse, Recycling€500.00
Leitrim Organic Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd.Schools Awareness Environmental ProjectCreate awareness about habitats and the role played by farming and other land activities incl. Forestry in the protection of habitats  for both flora and faunaA.Training, Education and similar Awareness-Raising Initiatives€1,450.00
Aughavas ICA GuildConserving Wildlife and Promoting Biodiversity in Aughavas CommunityTo Develop a local wildlife conservation and enhancement plan which will promote and help biodiversity in the communityC.Development of Community Areas including Wildlife and Biodiversity€500.00
Drumshanbo Vocational SchoolUpskilling & Decoupage in the DVS ClassroomEducate students on Waste Management – Introduction to UpcyclingD.Repair, Reuse, Recycling€1,360.00
Irish Peatland Conservation CouncilYour Community Your Environment – BookletTo design, write and print a booklet as an information point to raise awareness of the value and services our local environmenjt provides for our communitiesA.Training, Education and similar Awareness-Raising Initiatives€508.00
Cloone ICAWorkshops on Environmental Awareness for Cloone AreaTo raise awareness and educate people on environmental awareness from biodiversity, climate change, sustainability, recycling and waste managementA.Training, Education and similar Awareness-Raising Initiatives€500.00
Pristine Waters EriuThe Ballagh & Glenaniff Rivers Clean UpTo clean up two tributaries of Lough Melvin in Co. Leitrim; Investigate and document any invasive plant species in area and report to Inland FisheriesC.Development of Community Areas including Wildlife and Biodiversity€1,200.00
Mohill Family Support CentreDrainage of Community GardenDevelopment (Drainage) of Community GardenB.School/Community Vegetable Gardens & Allotments€2,000.00
Martina ButlerOur Environment Our ResponsibiltyWorkshops in primary schools surrounding environmental issuesA.Training, Education and similar Awareness-Raising Initiatives€1,000.00
HullabalooProject Management of Community Upcycling InitiativesTo encourage community to reuse, recycle and upcycle discarded and unwanted items that would otherwise go to wasteD.Repair, Reuse, Recycling€1,000.00
Shailagh Healy ArboricultureSignificant Tree Inventory of South LeitrimTo produce a comprehensive inventory of significant trees on public and private land in South County LeitrimF.Audits, Surveys and Action Planning€532.00


For full list of Successful applicants 2018 – CLICK HERE




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