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LEADER funding available for Energy, Water, Biodiversity and Youth projects

August 201820th

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LEADER funding available for Energy, Water, Biodiversity and Youth projects

Grants of up to 75% (up to 90% for feasibility studies) are available for community / voluntary groups who have projects in the areas listed below.

For further information contact South Tipperary Development Company or 052 7442652 or North Tipperary Leader Partnership on 067 56676. may also have an interest in partnering with an organization interested in carrying out any of the following initiatives. Please use the contact button below to get in touch with us.

YOUTH (15-35 years)
Development of Youth Infrastructure: Use of existing facilities and enhance programme supports for rural youth in areas identified as having gaps in provision e.g. youth clubs and cafes.  Provision of supports to communities and clubs to engage with youth.

Youth Empowerment through Cultural Initiatives: Develop culture based youth programmes to empower rural youth e.g. music, arts, ICT & digital media, non-mainstream sport etc.

Youth Activation and Entrepreneurship: Promote youth activation and entrepreneurship through the provision of training.  This should complement existing programmes and supports.

Early Stage Supports for Renewable Energy Initiatives: Support for feasibility and technical studies relating to green technologies e.g.  studies focusing on the development and optimization of renewable energy resource exploitation; renewable energy as a means of business innovation and development, etc.

Renewable Energy Production: Support for priority business and community based renewable energy production models e.g. solar, biomass, community wind generation and community based district heating schemes, and support for local supply chain development, particularly for biomass and forestry residue.  Projects that displace fossil fuels, reduce CO2 emissions and generate local economic activity will be prioritised.

Biodiversity Conservation & Management Supports: Awareness programmes, feasibility studies and conservation plan implementation and supports around biodiversity e.g. invasive species management and general habitat protection.

The objective will also support the development of Environmental and habitat improvement projects e.g. parks, river walks, support native species etc. to support biodiversity

Safeguarding our Water Resources
Water Awareness Raising Programmes: Awareness raising actions on water and the importance of water protection, conservation and quality water to our lives and future.

Water Conservation and Quality Supports: Feasibility studies and conservation planning and implementation supports around water conservation and quality on lakes and rivers.

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