The second phase of the CatchmentCARE Community Incentive Scheme (CIS) has been launched to support cross border river catchment improvement projects in the rivers Arney, Blackwater and Finn.
Project funding of up to €25,000 is available through the CIS to support communities who are interested in looking after their local river systems and associated lakes. CatchmentCARE has already implemented a successful first phase of the CIS grant scheme in 2019, where 17 community based projects were funded across the project’s three catchment areas.
Projects funded included Access works, Education programmes, Training, Citizen Science work, Farming projects, Specialised equipment, Interpretative materials, Community action days, Groundwater projects and River Bio blitz events.
Phase 2 aims to help local communities contribute to the improved management of their river catchments. The scheme is open to a wide variety of organisations including volunteer groups, community groups and NGOs, schools and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs, not for profit organisations and farming groups.
As limited funds are available for Phase 2 of the CIS programme, priority will be given to projects that demonstrate a strong focus on water quality improvements.
The closing date for the current round of funding is 4pm on Friday 2nd October 2020.
For further information and details on eligibility, interested parties should contact their local Project Catchment Officer below or click the following link www.catchmentcare.eu/community-incentive-scheme/
Arney Catchment: Lisa Doyle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackwater Catchment: Tom Woods, email@example.com
Finn Catchment: Sean Gallanagh, Sean.Gallanagh@loughs-agency.org