Tidy Towns has received €6,000 from the AXA Parks Fund, a one-million-euro
initiative to support sustainable community-led projects that demonstrate commitment
to creating or improving green spaces in order to enhance climate resilience,
biodiversity and improve health and wellbeing.
of eighty-four chosen projects, this announcement of €6,000 will allow the
group to plant semi-mature trees in green spaces between the Mall and the
Viaduct, building on the improvements made in that area in recent years. The
group also plans to plant trees in the Inch Field, which received a Green Flag
award last week from An Taisce.
Tidy Towns Secretary, Cllr Andy Moloney, has welcomed the announcement: “This
fund empowers us to bring projects to life and is the icing on the cake
following the new paths and walks introduced in recent times”.
Charlton, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Ireland emphasised
their role in this grants programme and their commitment to sustainable
futures: “Axa parks is helping to enhance and develop green spaces for people
of all ages and will be a gathering point for local communities”.