Waterford City and County Council, in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, recently launched a new Community Climate Action Programme.
The programme aims to support small and large, rural and urban communities to take climate action at a local level and provide these communities with the opportunities to take a holistic approach and actively shape their transition to a low carbon and sustainable community.
Funding is available for 100% of the project and communities can apply for up to €20,000, €50,000 or €100,000.
Projects of interest would address the themes of energy; travel; food and waste; shopping and recycling; and local climate and environmental action. Projects can include a suite of measures, not just one specific action. Successful applicants under this scheme will deliver a variety of projects that have a direct climate action impact.
Eligible communities must be a not-for-profit; be located in the operational area of Waterford City and County Council, and be registered with the PPN or connected with other collectives such as the Wheel, Tidy Towns and /or a community group with Articles of Association or a Constitution, which hold an AGM, and for which approved minutes are available.
Examples of eligible groups include charities, local environmental groups, sports clubs, social enterprises etc.
This month, Waterford City and County Council will host a series of information events about the upcoming Community Climate Action programme:
- Waterford City, Granville Hotel (X91 XH5R) on Wednesday 8th March at 7:15pm
- Dungarvan, The Park Hotel (X35 CC97) on Thursday 9th March at 7:15pm
- Online on Friday 10th March at 2:00pm
The information events will be followed by a project development workshop in Waterford on March 25th, which will give communities an opportunity to explore the themes, share experiences, brainstorm ideas and develop their project ideas.
All communities are welcome, from those who are starting their green journey to those with more experience. There will also be opportunities to develop project ideas with Waterford City and County Council’s new Community Climate Action Officer.
You can register for the introductory events online here at this link.
If you have any queries please get in touch with the Community Climate Action Officer, Susan Lee by email email@example.com.
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Announcing details of the Community Climate Action Programme in Waterford were
l-r: Susan Lee WCCC Community Climate Action Officer; Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr John O’Leary; Paul Kamp, Representative for the Top of the City Community Garden; and Susan Gallagher, Environmental Representative for the Waterford PPN.