Clare County Council has announced three grant schemes aimed at providing financial assistance to community groups wishing to undertake improvement and maintenance works in their areas.
Applications are being invited for the Amenity Works, Illegal Dump Clean-up and Village Paint Schemes, the closing date for which is Friday, 31 March 2017.
“The purpose of the Scheme is to incentivise local groups to make a positive difference to their local community and the environment,” Pat Dowling, Chief Executive, Clare County Council, explained
He added, “Clare County Council will contribute financially to local voluntary groups who carry out maintenance or improvement works and who incur expenses associated with this work. Each grant has specific guidelines to qualify.”
Amenity Works Grants up to a maximum of €300 will be allocated to qualifying groups for the purpose of purchasing trees, shrubs, brushes, shovels, street furniture and other incidental items which are required to carry out the maintenance and improvement works. Grants up to a maximum of €300 also are being made available to groups wishing to undertake a cleanup of illegal dumps.
Village Paint Scheme grants are also being made available to local groups. The grant is for materials only and will be in the order of 50% of the group’s expenditure to a maximum of €1,000.
The completed application form and accompanying documentation should be returned to Clare County Council, Rural Development Directorate, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare by Friday, 31st March, 2017.