Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed confirmation that a total of 57 community and school environmental projects in Co. Tipperary will share in funding allocations worth €35,510. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, informed him that the successful projects will receive funding from the 2018 Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund:
“I am delighted that so many of the local projects here in Tipperary have received some level of funding.
Most of them relate to community gardens, allotments, tidy-towns groups, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting schemes and other educational initiatives.
The funding allocations under LA21 are being provided by the Department and are being matched by local authorities, and that must be welcomed.
Most of the funding allocations are for several hundred euros while some like those given to Colaiste Dun Iascaigh in Cahir will receive €1400 for its Biodiversity Walkway.
Others situated in Mount Bruis, Upperchurch, Bansha, Carrick-on-Suir, Newtown, Cloughjordan, Ballingarry and Kilshelan and Rearcross will get €600-€800 for their projects.
I want to salute all of those involved for their creativity, imagination as well as their commitment to looking after the wonderful heritage we have in the beautiful environment of Tipperary,” concluded Deputy McGrath.