Following a successful call in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme, is now open for applications for 2022.
A fund of €500,000 is being made available in 2022 to support initiatives with community benefit that promote awareness, conservation and revitalisation of Irish Peatlands. The fund is administered by the Peatlands Management Unit of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
This Scheme aims to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and individuals to engage with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in relation to the conservation and revitalisation of fens, raised and blanket bog Special Areas of Conservation, Natural Heritage Areas and other peatland areas and to promote public engagement with and awareness of our natural heritage.
Every year applications are invited for a diverse range of initiatives including
- Education programmes
- Conservation management plans
- Feasibility studies
- Public amenity and recreational measures to invasive species
- Fire control measures
All these important initiatives will encourage communities to enhance their natural surrounding areas and raise awareness of environmental issues and concerns.
Successful applicants will be awarded funding to support a maximum of 75% of the project eligible costs with a maximum grant of €25,000.
2022 Call Close Date: 18th February 2022
Further details can be found HERE.