Galway County Council has announced details of the new €762,000 Community Climate Action Fund for communities and not-for-profit organisations interested in developing projects and initiatives focusing on addressing climate change.

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The funding will support small (up to €20,000), medium (€21,000-€50,000), and large-scale (€51,000-€100,000) community climate action projects in five key theme areas, namely community energy, travel, food and waste, shopping and recycling, and local climate and environmental action.

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The Climate Action Team at Galway County Council are running a series of a series of public and online information events, workshops and webinars on the Climate Action Fund.

  • Online – 11th December 2023 @ 7pm (Registration link below)
  • In-person – 13th January 2024 @ 10am-4pm Claregalway Hotel. ( Registration link to follow)

The PPN will host the online webinar in collaboration with the Climate Action Team and horticulturist and Environment Consultant Aoife Munn.

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Topics covered will include:

  • Powerpoint presentation on the Climate Action Fund by Denise Feeney
  • Information on rain gardens, their uses, where to site them 
  • Tree planting and which trees would suit which site in your community
  • Making use of dead unused spaces in your community, variety is the key!
  • Discuss local food production and how you can encourage more food to be grown locally in your community, 
  • Supporting sustainable growers and creating local seed banks.
  • Looking at waste as a community and how you can reduce what goes to landfill
  • Zero costing ideas that will enhance your application and lots more

There will also be time for questions after.

To Join the online meeting here:

When: Dec 11, 2023 07:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModeGrqDgpG9ZANDZ405NBr5eyQQfx5NjH

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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