A large number of environmental projects in County Galway are to be funded under the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund.
The Fund supports initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups. This year funding is increased by 15% and the funding received is matched by local authorities, which will bring the total funding for projects nationally to over €900,000.
The following projects in East Galway are to receive funding: Abbey CDA, Valuing and Protecting Abbey River, €800; Ballinasloe Tidy Towns, Ballinasloe Bio Diversity, €900; Ballygar Tidy Towns €500; Ballyglunin CDC, ‘Our Local Heritage – Establishing the facts’, €750; Ballymoe Dev. Group, Cloonadra Signs, €400; Cloghanover NS wildflower display €250; Colin Stanley, Galway Butterfly project €525; Eglish NS, Forest School €650; Glenamaddy Tidy Towns, Glenamaddy Turlough Biodiversity Project €1,000; Kilcolgan Educate Together NS, School Garden €600; Kilconnell CDA, ‘Planting for Progress’, €387.50; Kilconnell Tidy Towns, Community Bee Keeping, €450; Monivea Tidy Towns, recycled greenhouse projects €180; Moylough Community Resource, Heritage Audit of Moylough and District €400; Newbridge Tidy Towns, History of Shiven River €400; Port Omna Beo Nature and Wildlife Group, ‘Our Local Biodiversity Story continued’, €650; Sliabh Aughty Honey, €850; St. Gabriel’s NS, Food for the Future, €245; Tuam Tidy Towns, The Nanny River Habitat Reference Sign, €600; Woodlawn Heritage Group, Woodlawn Nature Trail – Flora €800.