The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level. Under this scheme, a total of 400,000 euro has been provided by the Department in 2013 to 669 projects around the country. This funding is matched by equivalent funding from the local authorities.
A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years including community gardens, allotments and compost schemes, rainwater harvesting systems, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions. The list of projects which were funded in 2013 and 2012 can be viewed at the following links:2013 Successful Local Agenda 21 Projects (pdf, 1,122kb), 2012 Successful Local Agenda 21 Projects (doc, 229kb).
How to Apply
The application process is advertised each year in National and local press. Further information is also available from the Environment Awareness/Education Officer of your local authority (pdf, 75kb). Application forms are also available below:
Completed application forms should be returned to the relevant local authority by 5pm, 30 June 2014 at the latest.
Please note successful applicants will receive 50% of funding up front. The remaining funding will be paid when the project is complete and a completion report has been returned to the relevant Local Authority.
For general information on the Fund contact:
Environment Awareness Section
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Newtown Road, Wexford
Tel: +353 (0)53 911 7321