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€68,000 Funding for 60 Climate and Biodiversity Projects in Cork – O’Shea

€68,000 Funding for 60 Climate and Biodiversity Projects in Cork – O’Shea

Some €67,936 has been allocated to 60 climate and biodiversity projects in Cork, Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has said.

Cllr. O’Shea said: “I am delighted to confirm the funding to successful applicants around Cork.”

Projects include:

  • Ballyhass Childcare Facility – Tutti Frutti in Ballyhass – Develop biodiversity garden by planting fruit bushes/fruit trees – €800
  • Carriganima National School – Biodiversity & Sensory Garden – €1,000
  • Cork Environmental Forum CLG – CEF Environment Action Programme – €3,000
  • Donal O’Leary – Stop Food Waste Workshops – €1,500
  • Kanturk Tidy Towns – Spaces for Wildlife in Kanturk – €435
  • Kiskeam Development Association – Neighbourhood Scheme – Amenity woodland for local access and enjoyment and promote and enhance the environment – €1,000
  • Leave No Trace Ireland – Leave No Trace Climate Action Champions – Climate Action in the primary school setting – €2,000
  • Macroom Tidy Towns – Save the Swifts – Save the swifts by erecting four triple nesting boxes at target locations – €1,000
  • Millstreet Tidy Towns – Macroom Road Verges Biodiversity – Provide enhanced pollinator habitat on the Macroom Road approach verges – €1,000
  • Newtownshandrum Tidy Towns – Biodiversity Signage – Signage displaying results of a biodiversity audit – €500
  • VOICE of Irish Concern for the Environment – Conscious Consumption Community Programme – Support communities to further their journey toward sustainable living, through community activation workshops and support – €2,400
  • An Taisce – Guided Walks & Workshops: ‘Our Local Biodiversity’ – 12 outdoor sessions to identify local biodiversity hotspots – €2,000

Cllr. O’Shea added “All of these initiatives are determined to tackle climate change and promote biodiversity in our local areas.

“Local, community led initiatives are crucial to delivering the ambition set out in the Climate Action Plan. These projects offer people a tangible, practical way to do their part to tackle the climate challenge and feel more connected to their local community as a result.

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the environment, Richard Bruton TD, said: “It is by working together and supporting these grassroots initiatives that we can deliver the step change required.

“Over 1,028 projects have been successful this year, driving real change in local communities across the country. Almost €1million (€460,000 from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment matched by funding from local authorities) is available to support hundreds of projects in local communities all across Ireland.

“We have a short window of opportunity. We must act now and get behind the transition to a more sustainable path for future generations.”