The Irish Public Bodies insurance group (who insure all the local authorities) have recently announced a new Youth & Community Fund, and are making funding of up to €15,000 available to groups for projects across a range of topics, including arts & culture, youth, the elderly, community development, sport and the environment.
Much of the work undertaken by Tidy Towns groups would be eligible under the Environment category, where Qualifying initiatives include those that:
- Promote civic responsibility by getting people involved in shaping and looking after their local environment
- Assist in the upgrading of (not replacement) physical improvement and development of civic ownership of local amenities (e.g. allotments)
- Seeks to bring previously developed land back into public use
Projects should be once-off in nature and should happen in 2014. No match funding is required.
To make an application you MUST complete the online application form, which you will find at www.cse.ipb.ie
Carol Lambe in Monaghan County Council’s Community & Enterprise section is available to assist with applications. Phone her on 086 8386905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for 2014 is January 17th.