Latest Laois Event: Climate Action Funding Workshop for Laois Community Groups
Laois PPN welcomed Community Groups from Laois to Community Climate Action Funding Workshop
Laois PPN welcomed Community Groups from across Laois to our Community Climate Action Funding Workshop on Wednesday 31st May in The Cube, Portlaoise.
Dan Bergin, Laois PPN Resource Worker said, “The Community Climate Action Funding Workshop was part of our Climate Action Project for 2023. The funding available will support PPN Member Groups with Climate Action Projects in their community.”
A fund of €465,000 over the next 18 months from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications is available to support Community Groups in Laois in building low carbon, sustainable communities. There will be a further €465,000- available to groups in Laois over the following 18 months.
Projects can address ideally more than one of the following 5 themes:
Food and Waste
Shopping and Recycling
Local Climate and Environmental Action
There are 3 project scales as shown below
Small Scale – Up to €20,000
Medium Scale – Up to €50,000
Large Scale – Up to €100,00
Karen Moore, Climate Action Officer with Laois County Council went through the Climate Action Fund in detail along with possible projects.
If your Community Group wishes to discuss a potential Climate Action Fund project under this scheme, please contact Karen Moore via email@example.com
Karen Moore, Community Climate Action Officer with Laois County Council said, “the groups were given detailed information on the background to the fund, what types of projects would be suited and how the groups can apply. I outlined an important first step was to make contact with me to register your project outline. The event was well attended and the representatives from PPN member groups all enjoyed refreshments and an informal Q and A with me after the presentation.”
Attendees at the workshop were treated to sweet treats from local Artisan award winning bakery, Mueller & O’Connell.
Laois PPN consists of 650+ Member Groups from the Community, Social Inclusion and Environmental Pillars. All groups registered with Laois PPN are given the opportunity to attend Laois PPN events. Any group wishing to join Laois PPN can do so by completing the application on the Laois PPN website www.laoisppn.ie