2020-2021 Call for the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme
The 2020-2021 call for the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme is now open.
The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme is now seeking in 2020 to encourage local communities, local groups, schools and other interested parties to engage with the Department in relation to the conservation and revitalisation of raised bog and blanket bog Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs) and other peatland areas and promote public engagement and awareness of our natural heritage.
The Scheme will support a diverse range of initiatives with community benefit from events, education programmes, promotions, publications, exhibitions, development of conservation management plans, public amenity and recreational measures, maintenance measures that support the conservation of raised and blanket bogs, monitoring or surveying work to inform peatland restoration/conservation projects, invasive species and fire control measures, anti-littering initiatives to local environmental improvements in the area of the designated bogs and other peatland areas.
Successful applicants will be awarded funding to support a maximum of 75% of the project eligible costs with a maximum grant of €25,000.
How do I apply?
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
Please note that the submission of an application form does not guarantee funding from the Department. Incomplete and late applications will be refused and returned to applicants.
Further details are available by contacting:
Peatlands Management Unit,
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,