The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund (LA21 EPF) which has operated since 1997, promotes sustainable development by assisting small-scale environmental projects at local level.
The Fund encourages involvement of local communities in local action and decision-making and assists them in working towards the goal of sustainable development. The value of the scheme is enhanced by the voluntary effort that it facilitates.
The LA21 EPF is administered by local authorities, while the Department maintains a co-ordinating role. Eligible projects are those which support and complement, at a local level, national environmental policies such as those on Waste, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Air, Water and Sustainable Development. Local authorities are required to provide an equivalent amount of funding to successful projects as the funding provided by the Department. Funding can also be supplemented by other sources, e.g. the private sector, in order to maximise the potential for partnership arrangements.
The 2017 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund is now open for applications. Applications must be made to your local authority by 5pm on 23 June 2017. Further information is available from the LA21 contact in your Local Authority.
Application forms in English and Irish are contained below, applications must be made to your Local Authority who will also be able to provide forms which may be edited electronically:
Local Agenda 21 Application Form – 2017
Clár Oibre Áitiúil 21 Foirm Iarratais – 2017