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Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme for 2021 - Extension to Application Deadline – 4pm Friday, 4th December 2020

Published: 20th November 2020

Due to the interest in the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme for 2021 Minister Noonan has announced the extension of the deadline for applications to the scheme to 4pm on Friday 4th December 2020. A fund of €200,000 – double the fund of 2020- is being made available in 2021 to support initiatives with community benefit that promote awareness, conservation and revitalisation of Irish Peatlands.

This is a competitive fund which is administered by the Peatlands Management Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with a total fund of €200,000 available in 2021.


This Scheme seeks to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and individuals to engage with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in relation to the conservation and revitalisation of 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.


Each year applications are invited for a diverse range of initiatives from events, education programmes, conservation management plans, public amenity and recreational measures to invasive species and fire control measures near/within raised and blanket bog Special Areas of Conservation/Natural Heritage Areas or other raised bog/blanket bog areas and peatlands areas which 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.


How do I apply?
Details of the Terms and Conditions of the Scheme and Application Form needed to apply are available via the links below:

https://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/general/peatlands-ce-scheme-terms-2020-2021.pdf

https://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/general/circular-13-2014-exchequer-grant-accountability.pdf

Further details are available by contacting:
Peatlands Management Unit,
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,
Newtown Road,
Wexford
Y35 AP90

Email: peatlandsmanagement@chg.gov.ie
Phone: (085) 856 6517

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