Kilkenny County Council
Waste Prevention Grant Scheme 2019
The purpose of the scheme;
This grant is funded by the Environment Section of Kilkenny County Council as part of its Waste Prevention Programme. This scheme aims to support communities to take steps on waste prevention, re-use and repair activities in their local areas and encourage partnership between local businesses, schools, charities and voluntary groups.
What is Waste Prevention? Essentially it's a process of re-thinking how we do things in order not to create waste. Preventing waste is about finding ways to keep items in use longer and not generating as much waste in the first place. It's about rethinking the way we do things - redesigning the items we use - changing attitudes and changing behaviours about what we buy and what we throw away, but most of all, working together and thinking creatively to do something about it.
If successful, applicants receive half of the grant up front and the remainder will be paid when a project completion report is received detailing the project outcomes.
Examples of eligible projects include:
- Repair Skills Workshops
- Up-cycling Workshops
- Elimination of single-use items
- Food Waste Prevention
How to Apply:
1. The waste prevention grant application form is available to download below or is available from the Environment Section, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny City & from www.kilkennycoco.ie
2. The Grant Application form must be completed and returned to the Environment Section for consideration by the 26th of April 2019.
Waste Prevention Grant Application Form 2019