8 Co. Tipp Projects Secures Local Authority Waters Programme Funding

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Community Water Development Fund grants have been issued by the Local Authority Waters Programme totalling some €510,000 in grants. There were 182 successful applications for funding in 2022 for projects to raise awareness and take remedial actions to protect all water bodies.  This year, an additional €10,000 was awarded as part of the Blue Dot Programme. The Blue Dot Award for 2022 was shared between two groups; IRD Duhallow and CELT (Centre for Environmental Living & Training) in County Galway. Blue Dots are catchments which are mostly unpolluted and are Ireland’s best quality waters.

There were 8 Tipperary projects with successful applications – these secured sums ranging from €531 to €11,200 euros. 

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival € 2,000,  Cabragh Wetlands development Trust Cabragh Wetlands Habitat Management Plan  € 3,000,  Golden Tidy Towns/ Golden Community Enhancement Group Commemoration and presentation of a Salmon Sculpture on the banks of the River Suir in Golden € 531,  Mullinahone Tidy Towns  River Clean Up € 500.00,  Ballynonty Community Field Outdoor Nature Based Classroom € 750.00,  Suircan Environmental Ltd River invasive mapping & action research € 5,000,  Ballinderry Development Association Lower Ballyfinboy River Enhancement Project (Phase III)  € 11,200.00 and  Kilsheelan Tidy Towns Biodiversity  Tree Planting € 1,000.