What is the Anti-Litter Awareness Grants Scheme?
The Litter Awareness Grants Scheme is an initiative run by Galway City Council whereby groups and organisations can apply for and receive funding to assist them in carrying out anti-litter projects in the city.
What projects are covered by the Anti-Litter Awareness Grants Scheme?
The scheme covers projects that seek to promote greater public awareness and education in relation to litter and/or graffiti. Projects should have a particular focus on involving schools and young people and on voluntary initiatives by community and environmental groups. Projects funded in the past include school workshops, puppet shows, poster competitions, litter leagues and the provision of anti-litter materials, such as litter pickers and bags.
Who can apply to the Anti-Litter Awareness Grants Scheme?
The Litter Awareness Grants Scheme is open to all schools, groups, community organisations and residents associations in the city.
How do I apply for the Anti-Litter Awareness Grants Scheme?
Please arrange to complete the Anti Litter Awareness Application form and return to the Environment Department, Galway City Council on or before Monday, 17th August 2015. Email applications will be accepted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are anti-graffiti projects eligible for the Anti-Litter Awareness Grants Scheme?
Yes, the scheme covers projects relating to graffiti. All projects must focus on education and awareness raising. Funding will not be provided to projects involving graffiti removal alone.
How are projects assessed?
All applications are reviewed by the Environment Department in Galway City Council using criteria set out by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. These criteria are outlined on the application form.
How much funding is available through the Anti-Litter Awareness Grants Scheme?
The maximum grant available in any individual case may be up to 70% of the overall cost of the project, with the balance being met by way of local contribution. Generally, the grants awarded are less than €1000 but each application is assessed on its merits and larger grants may be available if the project is deemed worthy.
Do I have to report to Galway City Council?
Yes. If Galway City Council is not directly involved in the project, it must be fully satisfied that the project will be satisfactorily implemented. A reporting process will be discussed with you if your application for grant funding is successful.
Where can I get more information about the Anti-Litter Awareness Grants Scheme?
Further information can be obtained from the Environment Department, Galway City Council on 091 536400 or email@example.com.