Just Transition Fund 2020

I really welcome confirmation from the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD that following major funding allocations of €27.8 million from the Just Transition Programme, a variety of projects in Kildare, Laois and Offaly have received funding. These projects represent innovative and inspiring plans from businesses, local authorities and communities who are committed to creating a green and sustainable economy for the region.

Congratulations to all groups on their successful applications, great to see this funding being allocated to the area.

🔹 North Kildare Business and Learning Campus: Site Expansion Works – Allenwood Community Development Association CLG – €810,394

🔹 Laois & Offaly – Midlands Ireland.ie Digital Roadmap – €998,750

🔹 Laois & Offaly – Midlands Network of Co-working Facilities – Business Development – €255,000

🔹 Laois & Offaly – Social Enterprise Exchange – The Cluster Centre – €170,978

🔹 Laois & Offaly – Conservation and Pollination – Medieval Churches in Laois and Offaly – €748,000

🚨 In addition, the Cabinet today approved funding of €108m for Bord na Móna’s large-scale peatlands restoration project. The plan will create 350 jobs in total, will deliver significant benefits and contribute to Ireland’s target of being carbon-neutral by 2050.