As Ireland loses its biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, it is vital that communities engage with biodiversity conservation at a local level. So to help make this possible, The Community Foundation for Ireland is offering one grant of €10,000 and five grants of €5,000 to organisations who are undertaking new projects that aim to protect, enhance, restore or create biodiverse habitats, or protect and provide shelter and/or food sources for native Irish species.

If you are part of a formal or informal group/network engaging with members of the community, are involved in this sort of practical conservation, and have an income of not more than €1,000,000 per year, we are interested in hearing from you.


Round opens for application – 21st May 2018
Closing date for applications –  6th July 2018
Grants awarded by – 10th August 2018
Progress report/presentation – 20/21st February 2018
Final Outcome Reports – August 2019

How to Apply

Once you have ensured that you meet all of the grant criteria above, you can then make an online application by clicking on the following link:

If you have any queries in relation to the grant criteria, application process or your eligibility for the scheme, please don’t hesitate to contact Fania Ellison

Source: Community Foundation