Two Boyle projects have been successful in receiving aid under the the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund.
St Joseph’s B.N.S. and Warren Residents Association will receive €900 in total each in grant aid. (€450 from Local Agenda Fund and €450 from Local Authority matching funding).
St Joseph’s BNS will invest €450 0f their own funds towards an outdoor classroom while the Warren Residents Association will invest €200 towards planting native tress in the estate
The fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level. Under this scheme, a total of 400,000 euro has been provided by the Department in 2013 to 669 projects around the country. This funding is matched by equivalent funding from the local authorities.
A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years including community gardens, allotments and compost schemes, rainwater harvesting systems, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions.