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Grant Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (86)

Alan Farrell

Ceist:

86. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the volume and type of grant applications under the circular economy innovation grant scheme which is €250,000 for 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29401/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme is a new scheme which aims to provide support to projects that can advance the Circular Economy in Ireland and/or raise awareness of the need to transition to a Circular Economy. As announced at the launch on Thursday, 15 April 2021, the Scheme is intended to provide support to social enterprises and voluntary and community based organisations in particular.  

The closing date for applications was close of business on Friday, 28th May 2021. A total of 75 applications were received; The majority of those applications were from the NGO, voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors.

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