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FINGAL to receive funding for local environmental initiatives - Senator Reilly

FINGAL is set to receive funding under the Local Agenda Environmental Partnership Fund, a Fine Gael Senator has said. This fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups.

Under the scheme, funding provided by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment is matched by local authorities, and projects may also attract funding from other sources.

A total of €453,000 of the available €460,000 was drawn down by local authorities. The €453,000 drawn from the Department is matched by local authorities and also supplemented by the applicants own funding and other sources giving a total investment of over €1.5m in 2018.

Senator James Reilly said: “I was delighted to see that FINGAL will receive €20,000 to support 26 projects.

“These schemes enhance our entire community. Maintaining our natural environment and combatting climate change is an essential part of our work in government. Fine Gael’s priority is to build on this progress so that we can safeguard our environment for future generations.

“We recognise that to do this we need to get every community involved.”

Minister Denis Naughten stated: “I am delighted to announce that 880 projects will receive funding from the 2018 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund. These projects are small scale local projects which will impact communities throughout Ireland.

“I would like to commend those applicants who were successful in receiving funding and to wish them every success in achieving their goals to improve the sustainability of their local environment.

“These projects showcase how small changes at a local level can make lasting improvements to the environment we all must share and protect.”

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