Minister Naughten announces €55k for environmental projects in Roscommon-Galway

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten is announcing the projects across Roscommon-Galway that have been successful under the 2018 Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund.  This fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups.

Roscommon has 23 projects, receiving total funding of €19,550, and Galway county has 30 projects, with funding of €36,110, confirmed Minister Naughten. These projects were assessed and marked by the local authorities.

“This year I secured increased funding nationally for the LA21 Scheme to €460,000 that will support 880 projects nationwide.  Funding is provided by my Department and is matched by Local Authorities, and projects may also attract funding from other sources.  This is an important funding announcement of over €55,000 for communities across Roscommon-Galway that work tirelessly on keeping our environment clean and protected.  The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund makes a real difference in our communities and showcases how small changes can make lasting improvements to our environment. The funding will support a wide variety of projects such as community gardens, allotments, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting schemes, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions,” concluded Minister Naughten.