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The Successful Projects under Strand 2 of the Just Transition Fund have been announced by Dept of Environment, Climate & Communications.

Published: 24th November 2020

Provisional offers of funding, totalling €27.8m, have been made to 47 projects in the Midlands under the Just Transition Fund. The projects represent innovative and inspiring plans from businesses, local authorities and communities in the midlands who are committed to creating a green and sustainable economy for the region. This dedication from the community and targeted support will make the region an attractive and sustainable place to live and work. It will fund training and reskilling so local businesses and communities can adjust to a low-carbon transition.

Projects which have been issued a provisional offer are for applications for funding for €100,000 and above.

Note that these are provisional offers only and applicants will be required to provide verification information to support applications. In addition, provisional offers are subject to a State Aid assessment by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

Applicants will be informed if state aid is applicable to their project and if applicable, will engage in a process to calculate the level of funding which can granted through the Just Transition Fund.

The provisionally successful Strand 2 projects are as follows:

Project Name / Lead Applicant / Counties Impacted

1 A Brown to Green Jobs Transition to Eliminate Energy Waste in Midland's Homes Hub Controls Ltd All counties

2 Ballyforan Greenway Loop Ballyforan Area Transition Team East Galway, Roscommon

3 BnM Employee Supports - Training and Upskilling Project Bord na Mona All counties

4 BnM Medicinal Herbs Project Bord na Mona All counties

5 Building Resilience and Adaptability in Primary School Children through STEM in Impacted Communities Offaly County Council Offaly

6 Climate Action Training and Mentoring Programme Eastern and Midlands Climate Action Regional Office All counties

7 Clontuskert Bog Heritage Train Roscommon County Council Roscommon

8 Clontuskert Visitor Centre and Organic Farm Roscommon County Council Roscommon

9 Community Led Just Transition North Tipperary Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative CLG North Tipperary

10 Connecting Communities with Peatlands Irish Rural Link All counties 

11 Conservation and Pollination - Medieval Churches in Laois and Offaly Laois County Council Laois, Offaly

12 Digital Learning Hub - Longford Longford Westmeath ETB Longford, Roscommon, Westmeath 

13 Edenderry Carbon Challenge: Feasibility Study Edenderry Tidy Towns Offaly

14 Employment Development Information Centre Transition Campus Employment Development Information Centre Longford Longford, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath

15 Empower Eco Athlone Institute of Technology All counties

16 Enablers of a Just Transition for Communities in the Midlands Region University of Limerick - Centre  for Environmental Research All counties

17 Ferbane Food Campus and Innovation Centre Ferbane Business and Technology Park CLG Offaly

18 Green HQ for Offaly Offaly Local Development Company and Green Offaly Offaly

19 Ballinahown Village Hall Revitalisation Project Ballinahown Community Development Ltd Westmeath

20 Kinnegad Economic Enterprise Space Westmeath County Council Westmeath

21 Lanesboro Food Hub Premier Lakelands Hub Longford, Roscommon

22 Lanesborough Tourism Hub Longford County Council Longford, Roscommon

23 Littleton Labyrinth Tipperary County Council East Galway, Laois, North Tipperary

24 Lough Boora Discovery Park and Midlands Cycling Destination - Sustainable Connections 2020 Offaly County Council All counties

25 Lough Boora Enhancement: Cycle Way and Feasibility Study - Industrial Art Space Bord na Mona All Counties

26 Lough Ree Access for All Lough Ree Access for All CLG Longford, Roscommon, Westmeath

27 Lough Ree Distillery - Phase 2 Blacksmith Ventures Limited Longford, Roscommon, Westmeath

28 Midland Bioenergy Development Project Irish BioEnergy Association All counties

29 Midlands Ireland.ie Digital Roadmap Laois County Council Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath

30 Midlands Network of Co-working Facilities - Business Development Laois County Council Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath

31 Midlands Retrofit Growth KORE Retrofit Ltd All counties

32 Mid-Shannon Wilderness Park Greenway Longford County Council Longford, Roscommon

33 North Kildare Business and Learning Campus: Site Expansion Works Allenwood Community Development Association CLG Kildare

34 Pedestrian and Cycle Link - Killucan to Royal Canal Westmeath County Council Westmeath

35 Pulse Hub: Creation of Remote Working Hubs in Ballinasloe Town Ballinasloe Area Community Development CLG East Galway, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath

36 Real Leaf Farm Galway Herb Farm Limited t/a Real Leaf Farm Offaly

37 Regenerating Abbeyshrule for Technology, Tourism and Culture The Yard Hub CLG Longford

38 Renovation of the Harbour Building Kilbeggan Kilbeggan Grand Canal Harbour Amenity Co Ltd and Westmeath County Council Westmeath

39 Rhode Green Energy Park Offaly County Council Offaly

40 Rhode Green Energy Park Integration Study Newleaf Offaly

41 Social Enterprise Exchange The Cluster Centre East Galway, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath

42 St Joseph's Community Centre Development Kilcormac Development Association Offaly

43 Strategic Area Response Plan Implementation Shannonbridge Action Group East Galway, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath

44 Superhomes Midlands Tipperary Energy Agency CLG All counties

45 The Lir Project Fergal Moran and Brian O'Carroll Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath

46 Traveller Community Enterprise and Social Farming Project Offaly Traveller Movement Offaly

47 Tullamore Enterprise Space and Infrastructure Offaly Innovation and Design Centre CLG Offaly

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