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The deadline for the receipt of Local Partnership Agenda 21 Grant Applications has been extended to 5 pm on Wednesday 9th September 2015. 

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2015

Applications are invited for projects or initiatives that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help communities become more sustainable.  The Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2015, jointly funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, and Cork City Council, makes financial assistance available for projects that promote sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level.

Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change.

A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years, including community gardens and allotments, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity projects, waste reduction initiatives, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions. Lists of previously funded projects can be viewed online at and on this website

How to Apply

Application forms in both Irish and English are available hereunder.  If you have any queries about completing the forms, or any other aspect of the grant application, please contact the Recreation, Amenity and Sport Division of Cork City Council, phone no. 021 4924187, e mail:

Applications should be sent to the Senior Staff Officer, Recreation, Amenity and Sport Division, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork, to arrive no later than 5pm, Friday, 28th of August 2015.

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Fund 2015 Application Form (Word)(96KB)

Local Agenda 21, Criteria and Conditions 2015(296KB)


Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund Scheme Projects Funded 2014

Cork City Council and the Department of the Environment are jointly funding the following projects:


Project Name

Project Description

Glen & District Neighbourhood Youth Project (NYP)

Plants as Personalities

Construction of nine wooden plant boxes in conjunction with Youthreach to provide spaces to explore and cultivate different categories of plants

Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Our Environment in Focus

To provide a workshop to school students on environmental themes of Biodiversity, Water, Energy, Waste Minimisation

Shandon Area Renewal Association (S.A.R.A.)

Shandon 'Community Green Garden'

Creating a community garden in an existing urban space to provide a venue for a series of environmental workshops and open days

Good Shepherd Services

Bruaic Eile Allotment Project

Enhancing the existing garden by making raised beds to allow trainees - including homeless people using Edel House hostel - grow their own fruit and vegetables

Cork City Partnership (Glen CDP)

Phase 2: Redesiging of Linear Strips and construction of New Bedding

To increase the growing capacity of the community garden, and continue to engage with numerous groups within the local community and schools.

People for Trees (Ireland) Ltd. (t/a Crann)

Crann's Bring a Tree to School Education Programme

Creating awareness amongst primary and secondary school students of the benefits of native tree species and helping create min- woodlands etc. on school grounds

Scoil Ursula Primary School


School Garden Environmental Family Learning Project

Setting up school garden as a place for families to engage in growing organic vegetables, composting, creating bird and insect habitats etc.

Northside Community Health Initiative (Cork) Ltd.

Food, Nature and Waste Reduction' Community Garden Scheme

Providing resources to make the community garden a multi-use space to attract volunteers year round to work/learn together about critical environmental issues

Comhar Cathair Chorcaí Teo.

Cork City Partnership Northside Environmental Awareness

Working with residents/volunteers in outreach programmes on a broad range of environmental issues, organising area clean-ups, and facilitating composting

Donal O'Leary

Composting Workshops

Deliver training and infomation on home composting to schools, community groups and the public using the home composting training site at Lifetime Lab.

Coláiste Chríost Rí

Sustainable Horticulture and Environmental Awareness Project

To educate staff and students in local primary and secondary schools, and the students parents, with regard to practical solutions to environmental issues

Faith in Action Group, Ballineaspaig Parish, Dennehy's Cross, Cork

Becoming an Ecoparish Community

To work toward becoming an Ecoparish, a member of Eco-congregation Ireland, an inter-denominational organisation which fosters an eco-sensitive lifestyle


Cork Environmental Forum Ltd.



Local Agenda 21 / Action 21 Programme for Cork

To implement through activities and action the aims of Local Agenda 21

Cork Food Policy Council

Pure Cork - Food Awards

Awards acknowledging the contribution of Cork food producers, retailers and restaurants: research towards developing a sustainable Food Procurement Programme

Cork Cycling Festival

Cork Cycling Festival

A weeklong festival in and around Cork City aimed at encouraging families to cycle together

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership 2013

Projects 2013

Cork City Council and the Department of the Environment jointly funded the following projects under the 2013 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund Scheme. 

Applicant Organisation

Description of Project 

Cork City Partnership 

Giving smallscale grow your own classes, promoting composting and providing compost, and organising estate clean ups on the Northside of Cork City

Cork City Partnership (Glen CCDP)

Replacing raised beds and making improvements in  school garden used for awareness raising workshops and fruit and vegetable production for local community

Cork City Partnership / Glen Community Development

Workshops dealing with everyday issues - waste, energy, water, transport, consumerism and community, towards promoting an environmentally friendly community

Cork Environmental Forum Ltd.

Implementing through activities and action the aims of Local Agenda 21, supporting individuals and communities caring for the environment

Cork Food Policy Council

Furthering the work of the Cork Food Policy Council by developing a social media presence, a website, and engaging in community consultations

Donal O'Leary

Delivering workshops at community group locations on how to home compost food and garden waste, and providing literature for the public to take away

GIY Ireland Ltd

Aiming to get 100 families in Cork City to participate by growing their own food, by supoprting them with monthly directions, group meetings, and social media

Glen & District Neigh bourhood Youth Project

To create a garden in the central courtyard of the new community building that caters to the needs of children attending the Neighbourhood Youth Project 

Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Running workshops at schools aiming to provide students with the skills and information they need to take up the eco challenge within their school community

Irish Wildlife Trust (Cork Branch)

Cleaning up this rare habitat area, organising publicity on the site's ecology, and a range of events to encourage the community to take ownership of it.

Northside Community Health Initiative (Cork) Ltd

Providing facilites and expertise for the community gardeners to keep working during the winter months, producing local, affordable and healthy food.

People for Trees (Ireland) Ltd. (t/a Crann)

Facilitating workshops and tree/hedgerow plantings with pupils on school grounds, with native trees supplied by Crann


Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Projects 2012

Projects 2012

Cork City Council and the Department of the Environment jointly funded the following projects under the 2012 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund Scheme. 

Applicant Organisation


Bishopstown & District Lions Club

Planting Shrubs and Plants at Aras Leon

Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI)

Restoration and Remediation of a Landfill Site - Case Study: Kinsale Road Landfill Site

Irish Wildlife Trust, Cork Branch

Name the Otter - Bringing biodiversity to Cork City

Coláiste Chríost Rí

Sustainable Horticulture and Environmental Awareness Project

Glen and District Neighbourhood Youth Project

Great Gardening Going Places

The Glen Local Community Development Project

The Glen and St. Marks Boys School Community Garden


Delivery of Composting Workshops at Lifetime Lab during Lifelong Learning Festival

Cork Environmental Forum Ltd.

Local Agenda 21 / Action 21 Programme for Cork


ECO-UNESCO's BiodiverCity Programme for Young People and Climate Change and Sustainability for Young People

Restaurants Association of Ireland

Fats, Oils and Greases Waste Management Awareness Campaign

Cork City Partnership

The Knocknaheeny Hollyhill Environmental Partnership