Funding allocated to over 30 initiatives in Carlow to promote a greener environment

Great news for the Carlow environment

Darren Hassett

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Ballon Imrovement Group has been given a total of €500 to publish a booklet on the village's Heritage Trail.

The group is among the 31 schools, projects, groups, community organisations and environmental collectives in who were successful in receiving funding from the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund.

The fund has operated since 1997 and it promotes sustainable development by assisting small-scale environmental projects at local level.

Other recipients in Carlow include: St Brigid's National School (€400 to engage a professional to give workshops on biodiversity in the school) and Scoil Mhuire gan Smál (€400 create a mural to raise awareness of plastic pollution).

Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor said: "Great news for the Carlow environment.

"With a spend of €17,850 31 schools, projects, groups, community organisations and environmental collectives in County Carlow have been successful in receiving funding. Well done one and all!"

A total of 880 projects will receive funding in the 2018 allocations across the island of Ireland.

Local authorities are required to provide an equivalent amount of funding to successful projects as the funding provided by the Department.