Leave No Trace Ireland receive funding from LA21 Environmental Partnership Fund for schools programme

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, recently announced the successful projects which will receive funding from the 2018 Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund.  This fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups. A total of 880 projects in every corner of Ireland will receive funding in the 2018 funding round. 

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.

Announcing the projects receiving funding through the 2018 Scheme Minister 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." 

Leave No Trace are delighted to announce that we have been included in this funding by many Local Authorities. Leave No Trace trainers will be contacting primary schools in selected counties to offer free environmental works shops. These workshops are about encouraging young people to discover, learn and connect with nature. The goal is to ensure that our natural world is left in capable hands for generations to come. This is a fun and interactive education programme where the outdoors serves as a background for the children's development. if you would like more information on these workshops, please email training@leavenotraceireland.org