Waste Prevention Grant Scheme 2023 launched


10th March 2023

Cork City Council has launched its annual Waste Prevention Grant Scheme and is calling on schools, community and voluntary groups to apply for funding of up to €1,000 per project under the scheme.  

The grant is funded by the Community, Culture & Placemaking Directorate of Cork City Council as part of its Waste Prevention Programme and its commitments under the Southern Region Waste Management Plan. 


The grant scheme aims to support Cork city groups to implement waste prevention, re-use and repair activities in their local community and to encourage partnership between local businesses, schools, charities, community and voluntary groups.


Cork City Council’s Environmental Awareness Officer, Mary Walsh said: "The Waste Prevention Grants Scheme aims to support the circular economy by encouraging us to re-think how we do things in order not to create waste.  Preventing waste is about finding ways to keep items in use for longer and not generating as much waste in the first place.  It’s about redesigning, repairing, reusing, building knowledge and skills, changing attitudes and behaviour, working together and thinking creatively."


Cork City Council may pay a waste prevention grant up to a maximum of €1,000 to voluntary or community groups or schools for waste prevention/reuse/repair/upcycling projects in their local community.  Previous projects that received grant aid included set up of a wormery, rainwater harvesting, water bottle refill stations for schools, textile repair workshops, furniture upcycling and many more.

 Closing date for receipt of applications – Friday 31st March, 2023.

Application forms are available to download from www.corkcity.ie or by e-mail request to environmentCCP@corkcity.ie.   

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