Anti Litter Grant

An annual grant is awarded to local authorities for public education and awareness on litter. Local authorities are responsible for selecting suitable anti-litter awareness projects for funding and deciding on the grant allocations in individual cases. Projects/activities should seek to promote greater public awareness and education in relation to litter and should, as far as possible, have a particular focus on voluntary initiatives by community and environmental groups, and on involving schools and young people in anti-litter action. Criteria for local authorities in selecting litter awareness projects

Projects/activities should seek to promote greater public awareness and education in relation to litter and should, as far as possible, have a particular focus on involving schools and young people in anti-litter action and on voluntary initiatives by community and environmental groups. Grants should be used, where possible, to leverage local business co-funding of anti-litter education/awareness measures. 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. Where a local authority is not directly involved in a project, it must be fully satisfied that the project will be satisfactorily implemented. Projects should be to a high standard and should aim at establishing or replicating best practice in relation to litter education/awareness measures.

If your community group or organisation would like to apply for grant aid for an anti-litter project, please contact: The Environmental Awareness Office – Lo-Call 1890 22 22 76 or email eao@wicklowcoco.ie