What is The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme?
The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme, established by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D., seeks to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and individuals to engage with her Department in relation to the conservation of raised bog Special Areas of Conservation, Natural Heritage Areas and other raised bog areas to promote public engagement with and awareness of our natural heritage.
The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme will support in 2018, on a pilot basis, a diverse range of initiatives from events, education programmes, promotions, exhibitions and local area improvements, such as hedge cutting, local bog road improvements, access barriers, to invasive species control near/within raised bog Special Areas of Conservation/Natural Heritage Areas or other raised bog areas in order to encourage communities in the enhancement of their natural surrounding areas and to raise awareness of environmental issues and concerns.
How Do I Apply?
Details of the Terms and Conditions of the Scheme and Application Form needed to apply are available via the links below:
- Terms and Conditions and Application Form for the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme (PDF version)
- Application Form A (Microsoft Word version)
- Circular 13/2014 Management of and Accountability for Grants from Exchequer Funds
- Circular 13/13 The Public Spending Code
Please note that the submission of an application form does not guarantee funding from the Department. A Departmental Panel will assess all eligible applications for funding received by 4pm, Monday 16 July, 2018 and will recommend projects for funding to the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for her approval.
Further details are available by contacting:
Peatlands Management Unit,
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,
Phone: (053) 9117456 / (053) 9117384