This grant is funded by the Community, Culture & Placemaking Directorate of Cork City Council as part of its Waste Prevention Programme and its commitments under the Southern Region Waste Management Plan 2015-2021 (Ref: Action Policies B.1.2 and B.2.).
This scheme aims to support Cork city groups to implement waste prevention, re-use and repair activities in their local community and to encourage partnership between local businesses, schools, charities, community and voluntary groups.
Essentially waste prevention a process of re-thinking how we do things in order not to create waste. Preventing waste is about finding ways to keep items in use longer and not generating as much waste in the first place. It’s about:
but most of all:
Bishopstown Community School
Churchfield Community Trust (Green Spine Initiative)
Churchfield Community Trust (Sli na Sláinte)
Cork Community Art Link
Cork Community Bikes
Cork Volunteer Centre CLG
Douglas Tidy Towns
Glanmire Community School
Greenmount National School
Mayfield Integrated Community Development Project
Newbury House Family Centre CLG
North Monastery Secondary School
St Brendan’s Day Centre
St Paul’s School
St Stephens Sustainable Food Lab
Sunday's Well GNS
Upper Glanmire Community Association
The national SuperValu Tidy Towns competition is an annual contest organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development.
The competition involves participating areas being rated on all aspects of their local environment and prizes awarded to the best under many different categories. The overall winner is “Ireland’s Tidiest Town”, which is announced at a national ceremony in September each year.
With progress monitored and detailed feedback provided year on year, most participants initially enter the competition to generate interest in the environment in their community and create a solid platform on which to raise issues with the relevant authorities. Over time, the areas attain a standard where competing for major prizes is within reach.
Entry is now closed for the 2021 competition.
For more information, see www.tidytowns.ie