New funding is available to community groups working to improve water quality in catchments

Last week for World Water Day, Malcolm Noonan, TD., and the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) launched a new Catchment Support Fund of €500,000 as a funding stream to groups working to improve water quality in catchments across Ireland.  This new funding will be administered by LAWPRO and groups are asked to submit applications before 16th April for the funding.

The aim of the fund is to build the capacity of Community Groups to grow and develop in support of the delivery of the River Basin Management Plan.

Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) works on behalf of Ireland’s 31 local authorities to protect and restore good water quality in our rivers, lakes, estuaries, ground and coastal water through catchment science and local community engagement. LAWPRO coordinates the efforts of local authorities and other public bodies in the implementation of the River Basin Management Plan and supports community groups to raise awareness and to deliver outcomes for water quality.

The new scheme will be open to not-for-profit non-governmental water catchment groups focused organisations with demonstrated national, regional or catchment relevance. Applicant groups are required to submit a costed 2024 Work Plan that provides clear outcomes to assist in the implementation of the River Basin Management Plan.

The fund will be open for applications on Wednesday the 27th of March 2024 and the closing date is Tuesday, the 16thApril at 5pm.

The application and further information is available at:

LAWPRO Catchment Support Fund 2024 | Online Consultation Portal of the Waters and Communities Office

 

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