What Is The NeighbourWood Scheme?
The Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine’s NeighbourWood Scheme are offering 85% grant aid to develop ‘close-to-home’ woodland amenity projects for local communities. This is a funding package aimed specifically at supporting communities, local authorities and other social partners in the development of local woodland amenities. The Department, through the NeighbourWood Scheme, provides grant aid of up to 85% of the cost of various developments, including:
the installation of features such as walking trails, nature boards, picnic tables and parking,
the enhancement of the existing woodland, for example, through the removal of invasive species and planting within cleared spaces,
the creation of new woodland, through the planting of fast-growing native trees.
The scheme has funded a diverse range of projects since its launch, delivering ‘close-to-home’ woodland for local communities and schools to use and enjoy on a daily basis.
Information Day For the NeighbourWood Scheme
On the 16th October 2018 there will be a NeighbourWood Scheme Information Day in The Haven Hotel, Dunmore East, Co Waterford. The information day will start at 10.00am and run until 2.00pm.The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine are inviting you to an Information Day about the NeighbourWood Scheme which gives an 85% grant aid to develop woodland amenity projects for local communities. This event will also include a visit to a nearby NeighbourWood that has received funding. Refreshments will be served on arrival and a light lunch will be provided.
If you wish to attend, RSVP by return e mail to Christine.Smith@agriculture.gov.ie, by Thursday 11th October 2018.
Meanwhile further information and downloads for the NeighbourWood Scheme can be found on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine web site HERE