The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme, established by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D., seeks to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and individuals to engage with her Department in relation to the conservation and revitalisation of raised bog Special Areas of Conservation, Natural Heritage Areas and other raised bog areas and to promote public engagement with and awareness of our natural heritage.
The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme will support in 2019 a diverse range of initiatives from events, education programmes, conservation management plans, public amenity and recreational measures to invasive species and fire control measures near/within raised bog Special Areas of Conservation/Natural Heritage Areas or other raised bog areas and which will encourage communities to enhance their natural surrounding areas and raise awareness of environmental issues and concerns.
Details of the Terms and Conditions of the Scheme and Application Form needed to apply are available via the links below:
- Terms and Conditions and Application Form for the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme (PDF version)
- Application Form A (Microsoft Word version)
- Circular 13/2014 Management of and Accountability for Grants from Exchequer Funds
- Circular 13/13 The Public Spending Code
Please note that the submission of an application form does not guarantee funding from the Department. A Departmental Panel will assess all eligible applications for funding received by 4pm, Friday 31 May, 2019 and will recommend projects for funding to the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for her approval.
UPDATE 22 May 2019: The closing date for applications has been extended to 4pm Friday 31 May 2019.
Further details are available by contacting:
Peatlands Management Unit,
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,
Phone: (053) 9117361 / (053) 9117384