Closing date: midnight 31 March 2021
Call for new locally-led farm and community biodiversity initiatives.
Farmers, NGOs, Local Authorities, Communities all encouraged to apply
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett has today launched a call for new locally-led farm and community biodiversity initiatives.
The €1.25 million initiative, which is under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s Rural Development Programme, invites project applications from farmer groups, local action groups, NGOs, local authorities, or community groups. Minister Hackett said,
“This is all about helping farmers and land managers to deliver for biodiversity, both on farms and at a local level. It is a completely open call so I hope any and all interested bodies such as groups of farmers, NGOs, local authorities, community groups, or indeed existing EIPs will put forward their ideas for local biodiversity initiatives.”
The projects being submitted in response to the call should have a value of at least €50,000, and they should take no longer than one year to complete, after planning is done and relevant permissions are received. The call will be competitive, and an evaluation committee will determine the projects to be funded.