- 01 October 2012
Mr Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced the recipients of grants under the 2012 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund. These projects are co-funded by the Department and Local Authorities. €337,000 has been provided by the Department and €337,500 is being provided by local authorities, bringing the total funding to €674,500 for 2012.
The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at a local level. Projects are recommended for funding by local authorities following an open call for applications. A total of 490 projects have been funded this year.
Announcing the recipients of this year’s funding the Minister stated “This funding goes to a wide range of local environmental initiatives right across the country; including community gardens, waste reduction and biodiversity projects. I’m delighted that my Department, in conjunction with the local authorities, can help to make these projects happen and can assist the good work that’s being done in communities right across the country”.