Community Growers Fund Now in Full Bloom

The Community Foundation for Ireland has announced the fourth round of The Community Growers Fund – funding community gardens that engage unemployed people.

The fund, established by the Mount Street Club Trust at The Community Foundation for Ireland has expanded its geographical remit for this round and will now accept applications from groups in counties Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow until 28 February, 2013.

Grants of up to €10,000 will be available to projects which best meet the criteria of engaging unemployed people, have communal space with the relevant permissions secured, have a committee structure in place and can demonstrate a desire for such activity by people living in the locality.

The deadline for applications is 28 February, 2013

Projects should be ready to kick off in Spring 2013; and will be required to report on progress by October 2013, with final outcome reports being required by October 2014.

Application is by email only and interested groups should consult the full criteria at www.communityfoundation.ie