Cloth Nappy Incentive Scheme

Limerick City and County Council collaborate with Voice Ireland on this waste prevention initiative.

What is the Cloth Nappy Incentive Scheme?

The Cloth Nappy Incentive Scheme is a pilot project to support the use of reusable nappies among families who could not otherwise have considered trying them owing to the upfront costs in buying the nappies! A limited number of families will be provided with a voucher number to be used to buy a cloth nappy starter kit worth €100 from one of our partner retailers, Summer Sweets Baby and Nappy Rebels. The voucher can be used to purchase the Cloth Nappy Starter Kit provided by each supplier.

This pilot scheme will run for a limited time and only until the limited vouchers have been distributed. Participation in the pilot will be subject to follow up interviews on your experiences using the nappies.  The pilot is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), Fingal County Council, Limerick City and County Council, Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and managed by VOICE. 

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Terms and conditions:

  • The nappies received through the pilot scheme are not for resale
  • To take part in the initiative, you must agree to a follow-up contact.

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Who is eligible:

  • To be eligible for the scheme in Limerick you must:   Be a permanent resident in Limerick City or County. 
  • Be pregnant or have a child under the age of 12 months living with you for whom the purchased reusable nappies will be used

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How do I apply?

  • Applying is simple!
  • Fill out the application form here
  • If you meet the basic eligibility in terms of local and your baby's age, and require the financial support of the scheme to try cloth nappies,
  • Voice Ireland will email you with your voucher number on behalf of Limerick City and County Council.
  • Go to the website of your chosen retailer, select the Cloth Nappy Starter Kit* and input your voucher number at the checkout.  (*Alternatively use the voucher towards other reusable nappies sold on their website)
  • The retailer will then post the Cloth Nappy Starter Kit to you!

**Please note vouchers are very limited and not guaranteed to all applicants**

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As part of this pilot programme participants are required to take part in follow-up surveys and interviews, this is to look at the impact of the scheme! There will be a survey when you first receive the nappies, an interview in February 2023 and a final survey in September 2023.

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