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Monday 23 September 2019

Time running out for anti-graffiti funding

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Community groups are being invited by Fingal County Council to apply for funding to tackle litter and the scourge of graffiti in their neighbourhoods but time is running out to apply for the funding and community groupd are being encourage to act fast.

Up to €2,000 in funding is available for the successful projects which can be located anywhere in Fingal.

The deadline is approaching to apply for the Communities4Environment Anti-Litter & Anti-Graffiti Grant available to community groups.

Fingal County Council Environmental Department has launched a competition where communities/ residents groups can apply for €2,000 funding.

Applications are invited for the grant scheme which is targeting areas that have issues with litter and graffiti.

These areas can be transformed into beautiful spaces for all the community and the closing date for applications is September 6.

Applicants can find further information and download the application form from the www.fingal.ie website home page and email it to communities4environment@fingal.ie.

Any community/ residents/ tenant/ estate group can apply but must be registered with the Fingal Public Participation Network ( PPN) https://fingalppn.ie/registration/.

Typically suitable projects are listed on the application form and will target sources of litter, dog mess and graffiti.

Fingal County Council Environmental Awareness Officer Sinéad Fox said: 'I am looking forward to an enthusiastic response from the public and I would particularly encourage new groups to apply.

'There are many suitable innovative projects you can try such as a mural to combat graffiti, having reusable cups at community events or creating a community garden in an area prone to litter.'

This project is funded by the Fingal County Council and Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment.

For further information or any queries email communities4environment@fingal.ie

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