A fund of €500,000 is being made available in 2022 to support initiatives with community benefit that promote awareness, conservation and revitalisation of Irish Peatlands.
Following a successful call in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme, is now open for applications for 2022.
This is a competitive fund which is administered by the Peatlands Management Unit of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage with a total fund of €500,000 available in 2022.
This Scheme seeks to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and individuals to engage with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in relation to the conservation and revitalisation of fens, raised and blanket bog Special Areas of Conservation, Natural Heritage Areas and other peatland areas and to promote public engagement with and awareness of our natural heritage.
Each year applications are invited for 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 and blanket bog Special Areas of Conservation/Natural Heritage Areas, fens or other raised bog/blanket bog areas and peatlands areas which will encourage communities to enhance their natural surrounding areas and raise awareness of environmental issues and concerns.
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) – English
- Terms and Conditions and Application Form for the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme (PDF version) – Irish
- Application Form – English (Microsoft Word version)
- PCES Application Form – Irish (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 Housing, Local Government and Heritage,
Phone: (053) 9117 341