If you are a community based organisation in Limerick city or county then Limerick Going for Gold is relevant to you. The aim of the Limerick Going for Gold campaign is to make Limerick a cleaner, brighter place to work, live and visit. Limerick Going for Gold Campaign continues to be supported and sponsored by the JP Mc Manus Charitable Foundation in 2019.
- Who can apply?
- Where does the funding for this Grant Scheme and Competition come from?
- What factors determine the amount of grant which will be allocated to a group?
- How much funding is allocated to any one group?
- Should our group have insurance?
- The role of Limerick City and County Council in the Limerick Going for Gold Competition
- How to apply
Limerick Going for Gold Competition 2019
The prize fund available for Limerick Going for Gold Competition 2019 is 100% funded by the McManus Charitable Foundation.
There are various categories in Limerick Going for Gold Competition 2019. The categories for 2019 are as follows:
- Champions Category must be a previous winner of a previous years' Limerick Going for Gold 'Challenge Category' or equivalent.
- Tidy Towns Category must have applied for this years' National Tidy Towns Competition.
- Limerick Bee Friendly in Bloom
- Residential Areas (including estates)
- Endeavour Award
- Best Front Garden Competition (organised & sponsored by the Parkway Shopping Centre)
Shortlisting of applications may be required in some or all categories of the competition.
This grant and competition is open to local groups that carry out environmental work including Residents Associations, Action Groups, Tidy Towns Groups, Community Associations and other voluntary groups.
Groups involved in Going for Gold Service Level Agreements with Limerick City and County Council are not eligible to apply for a Limerick Going for Gold Environment Improvement Grant but are eligible for the Limerick Going for Gold Competition.
The McManus Charitable Foundation has kindly agreed to sponsor:
- Limerick Going for Gold Environment Improvement Grant 2019 by 50% match funding
- 100% of the prize fund for Limerick Going for Gold Competition 2019
Allocation of funding depends on a variety of factors including:
- Number of applications received
- Nature of the project
- Number of householders
- Size of Area
- Track record in carrying out and finishing projects (not applicable to new entrants)
- Each application will be considered on its merits
- Grants awarded to any one group will be from €200
- Any/ All contractors engaged by the Resident Association/ Group should have sufficient insurance (including Public Liability and Employers Liability Insurance) in place to carry out the work they are being assigned. It should include specific indemnity to Limerick City and County Council if they are working on Council land/ property. The onus is on the Resident Association/ Group to ensure this is in place.
- Limerick City and County Council advise all Resident Associations/ Groups who are undertaking the work themselves to have Public Liability and Employers Liability Insurance in place.
Limerick Going for Gold Environment Improvement Grant & Competition is managed by Environment Awareness, Urban and Rural Community Development section of Limerick City and County Council.
The role of the Urban and Rural Community Development is to manage the full range of day to day supports provided to communities in Limerick by Limerick City and County Council.
How To Apply
Application forms and documentation should be sent to:
Urban and Rural Community Development
Limerick City and County Council
Or by email to: email@example.com
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 29th March 2019.
For further details please contact:
Limerick City and County Council
Phone: +353 61 556000
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