you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of
environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more
If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2017. This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level.
Does Your Project Qualify?
Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change.
A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years, including community gardens and allotments, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity projects, waste reduction initiatives, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions. Lists of previously funded projects can be viewed online at:
How to Apply
Applications are made directly to your local authority. Further information, application forms (in both Irish and English) and contact details for your local authority are available online at
Applications must be made to your local authority no later than 5pm, 23 June 2017.
For general information on the Scheme please contact the LA21 Officer in your local authority.