Limerick Going for Gold Update

Limerick City and County Council in conjunction with the JP McManus Charitable Foundation has decided to proceed with Limerick Going for Gold 2021.

Limerick City and County Council invites applications for the Limerick Going for Gold Environmental Improvement Grant & Competition 2021 . This grant scheme aims to assist with Environmental Improvement works undertaken by non-profit making organisations working within Limerick City and County areas.

To download this year's Going for Gold grant scheme forms click here.

This year’s applications will be processed on the premise that the public health guidelines in relation to Covid-19 are followed at all times. Please adhere to public health guidelines in terms of Covid-19 at all times if you intend participating in Limerick Going for Gold 2021. The Competition element of Limerick Going for Gold is under review and will be finalised subject to public health guidelines with regard to Covid-19.

Grant assistance is being provided for the project/works as outlined in application forms however to comply with the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and the benefit of biodiversity the following are the conditions for which funds are used:

  • Do not use these funds for weed killer or bedding plants
  • Take the advice from the Tidy Town's seminar held earlier this year. Please do not place planters on grass/green areas, trees and other plants should be planted directly into the ground
  • The All Ireland Pollinator Plan have recently advised encouraging natural wild seed banks to grow is favourable to planting wildflower seed. 
  • Wildflower seed packs from supermarkets etc should be kept for use in gardens. Please note, wildflowers grow better on poorer soils and topsoil is probably not required.
  • If planting grass seeds please ensure a higher percentage of clovers and daisies, which will benefit wildlife
  • If there are residents in your area with compost, please check if they can supply it to the project as an alternative to moss peat
  • If you are planting Hydrangeas, please ensure they are a variety that attracts pollinators
  • Please do not use this grant for artificial grass or plants

If your grant application relates to planting – consider adding value to your grant by planting perennials and using planting schemes of trees and flowers that are good for biodiversity.

For further details you are welcome to contact:

Customer Services
Limerick City and County Council
Tel: 061 556000

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