€40,000 in funding for local environmental groups

There’s good news for local community and environmental groups as almost €40,000 in funding has been announced.

It’s part of the LA21 Scheme, which sees funding allocated by the Department of the Environment and County Councils.

€39,900 has been announced as part of the scheme for projects in Cavan and Monaghan.

Just over €20,000 (€20350) is on its way to 21 groups in Monaghan. That includes Castleblayney Tidy Towns which is receiving €1,400 for its water harvesting project.

Doohamlet District Community Development Association is receiving €1,000 for a project hoping to strengthen native hedgerows along the R183 road through the village.

Transition Monaghan is to receive €800 for beekeeping workshops to increase awareness.

€19,550 in funding is making its way to 25 groups in Cavan.

Projects there include an ecological research study on the Fartin raised bog, with West Cavan Bogs Association receiving €800.

Shercock Youth Club is receiving €550 to develop a network of bird houses and Kilnaleck Tidy Towns is to get €1,400 for a junior pollinator programme.

46 groups in total locally are to receive funding, CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST.